Compare CMC Markets vs Swissquote


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

CMC Markets vs Swissquote
overall rating
4.6
4.7
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
2.3
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low financing rate
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
  • Withdrawal fee at Swissquote (CH)
account opening
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Long wait times
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
deposit and withdrawal
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfer
4.1
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Several account base currencies
  • Swiss entity charges withdrawal and deposit fees
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
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
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
  • Robo-advisory
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email answers are not always relevant
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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