CapTrader vs Saxo Bank compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CapTrader stacks up against Saxo Bank!

CapTrader
Saxo Bank

Last update of dataDec 2022

CapTrader

CapTrader is a Germany-based global stockbroker for investors and traders. It is an introducing broker of Interactive Brokers IE, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Recommended for investors and traders looking for low fees and sophisticated trading platforms.

Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank. It is regulated by several top-tier financial authorities globally, including the UK regulator called FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).

Recommended for investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research.

CapTrader's service is slightly weaker than Saxo Bank's and a comparison of their fees shows that CapTrader's fees are slightly lower than Saxo Bank's.

Account opening takes considerably more effort at CapTrader compared to Saxo Bank, deposit and withdrawal processes are more complicated at CapTrader, while customer service quality is similar to Saxo Bank's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of CapTrader as less user-friendly than the platform of Saxo Bank, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with CapTrader, while Saxo Bank provides somewhat better research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.1

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for low fees and sophisticated trading platforms

Overall Score
4.8

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research

Best forex broker

Country of origin

Germany

Country of origin

Denmark

Fees

Fees score
3.7
Fees score
3.0
Fees summary

Average trading and non-trading fees

Fees summary

Average trading and non-trading fees, low forex fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.8
Number of base currencies

9

Number of base currencies

26

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
1.0
Account opening score
3.8
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$2000

*
Minimum deposit
*

$2000

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: proof of address and an ID card or passport copy back Proof of residency: phone bill (not mobile phone), a bank statement or a utility bill (electricity, gas, etc.) - not older than 6 months, or a credit card statement (not older than 6 weeks)

Required documents

Proof of identity: personal ID / passport / driver's licence Proof of residence: ID card / insurance card / utility bill / bank statement

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.3
Web platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
5.0
Desktop platform score
3.5
Desktop platform score
5.0

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
5.0
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
*
*
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.3
Research score
5.0
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
3.5
Education score
4.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.5
Customer service score
4.5
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€20,000

Investor protection amount

€100,000 for cash and €20,000 for securities for most European clients; £85,000 for UK clients; CHF 100,000 for Swiss clients; HKD 500,000 for securities at Hong Kong entity; no protection for clients from Singapore, Japan and Australia

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1997

Foundation date

1992

Country of regulation

Ireland

Country of regulation

Denmark, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia

CapTrader

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Saxo Bank

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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