Compare Comdirect vs eToro


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Comdirect stacks up against eToro!

Comdirect vs eToro
overall rating
4.3
4.7
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Seamless account opening
  • Social trading experience
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • High non-trading fees
  • Only one account base currency
  • Customer support could be improved
fees
2.4
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low forex and CFD fees
  • High non-trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German/Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Only one account base currency
  • $5 withdrawal fee
  • Conversion fee for non-USD deposits
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Analyst recommendations
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
3.3
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is offline quite often
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Intro guide to the platform
  • Basic educational videos
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Well-known innovative fintech firm.
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Investors speaking German and focusing on European securities Traders interested in social trading (i.e. copying other investors’ trades) and zero commission stock trading
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