Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs Vanguard


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs Vanguard
overall rating
2.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
3.7
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
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
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
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)
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
1.8
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
0.0
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Good educational tools
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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