CITIC Securities vs DEGIRO compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CITIC Securities stacks up against DEGIRO!

CITIC Securities
DEGIRO
CITIC Securities
4.7
DEGIRO
4.9

Last update of dataSep 2022

CITIC Securities

CITIC Securities is a Chinese full-service investment bank, regulated by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Recommended for investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets.

DEGIRO

DEGIRO is a discount broker that merged with flatexDEGIRO Bank AG and is supervised by the German financial regulator.

Recommended for traders and investors looking for execution only.

CITIC Securities's service is on par with DEGIRO's and a comparison of their fees shows that CITIC Securities's fees are slightly higher than DEGIRO's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at CITIC Securities compared to DEGIRO, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat easier at CITIC Securities, while customer service quality is somewhat better than DEGIRO's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of CITIC Securities as somewhat worse than the platform of DEGIRO, found that clients have access to less markets and products with CITIC Securities, while DEGIRO provides less useful research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.7

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets

Overall Score
4.9

Recommended for Traders and investors looking for execution only

Best discount broker

Country of origin

China

Country of origin

Netherlands

Fees

Fees score
4.1
Fees score
4.6
Fees summary

Low fees on Chinese markets and low non-trading fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, one free ETF trading per month

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Number of base currencies

3

Number of base currencies

9

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
5.0
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identify: national ID

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.2
Web platform score
4.0
Mobile platform score
4.2
Mobile platform score
4.5
Desktop platform score
3.0
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.1
Markets and products score
3.6
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
4.3
Research score
2.4
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Great

Education score
3.5
Education score
3.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
4.4
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

There is an investor protection provided by Chinese regulator, but there is no limit set

Investor protection amount

€20,000 for securites (+all cash held on the DEGIRO Cash Account up to €100,000)

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

1995

Foundation date

2008

Country of regulation

China

Country of regulation

Germany

CITIC Securities

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

DEGIRO

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

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