Compare CMC Markets vs Freetrade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CMC Markets stacks up against Freetrade!

CMC Markets vs Freetrade
overall rating
4.6
4.2
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Free stocks and ETF trading
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited research tools
  • No credit/debit card deposit and withdrawal
fees
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
5.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading
account opening
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfer
2.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
0.0
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.3
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • No email support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.0
  • Quality community and educational articles
  • No educational videos
  • No webinars
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Long-term investors on the hunt for low fees and focusing on the UK and US markets
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