Compare CITIC Securities vs Interactive Investor


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

CITIC Securities vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.8
4.5
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.5
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only UK residents accepted
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
web trading platform
3.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Interface is a bit complex
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market
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