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Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs TD Ameritrade


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
2.8 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Solid research and education
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • High trading fees
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
  • Only US markets covered
fees
1 stars
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
3 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
0 stars
  • Multicurrency account with access to banking products (card, insurance, term deposits)
  • Slow account opening
  • Not fully digital
  • Minimum account balance is higher than $500
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • No minimum account balance for US clients
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
1 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
2 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
2 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for workspace)
mobile trading platform
3 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safe) login
desktop trading platform
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5 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
2 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
1 stars
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
0 stars
5 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • paperMoney trading simulation/demo account
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Additional insurance coverage
  • No negative balance protection
  • No investor protection in case of futures, forex
recommended for Investors aiming for an account with large banking group and personal advisory services Investors and traders looking for solid research and well-equipped desktop trading platform