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Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs XTB


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

BGL BNP Paribas vs XTB
overall rating
2.8 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Limited product portfolio, mostly CFD and FX
  • Sales team can be pushy
  • No 24/7 customer support
fees
1 stars
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
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
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Sales team pushy
deposit and withdrawal
1 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Quick funding and withdrawal -within 3 days
  • User-friendly
  • High fees for electronic wallet deposits
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
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
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
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
desktop trading platform
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4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
2 stars
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs for European clients except for UK and Hungary
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
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No fundamental data available
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
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support for e-mail
  • 24/5 availability
education
0 stars
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by financial authorities
recommended for Investors aiming for an account with large banking group and personal advisory services Forex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research tools