Compare CMC Markets vs Zerodha


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

CMC Markets vs Zerodha
overall rating
4.6
4.2
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Low fees
  • Great trading platforms
  • Solid research
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Slow account opening process
  • Only Indian market covered
  • No investor protection
fees
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • INR 300 annual account fee
account opening
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
1.8
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Only Indian citizens can open an account
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
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
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
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Fees charged for many research tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Traders and investors (including beginners) focusing on the Indian market and looking for low fees
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