Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs Swissquote


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up against Swissquote!

BGL BNP Paribas vs Swissquote
overall rating
2.7
4.7
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
2.3
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
account opening
0.0
  • Multicurrency account with access to banking products (card, insurance, term deposits)
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Technical difficulties
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
4.1
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Several account base currencies for forex account
  • Credit/Debit card withdrawal not available
web trading platform
2.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.2
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • Account login and search function bugs
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
4.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • News flow in 3 languages at the same time
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
1.8
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat answers are not always satisfactory
education
0.0
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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