Compare CITIC Securities vs Trading 212


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CITIC Securities stacks up against Trading 212!

CITIC Securities vs Trading 212
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platforms
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing phone and live chat support
  • High forex fee
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with verification
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in each country
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
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • 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
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
1.0
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat
  • No Phone support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Active CFD and FX traders and investors looking for intuitive trading platforms
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