Compare CMC Markets vs Rakuten Securities


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

CMC Markets vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.6
3.6
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • 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
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.4
  • 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
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
1.8
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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