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Compare Comdirect vs Flatex


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

Comdirect vs Flatex
overall rating
4.4 / 5.0
4.0 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Well-made mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low mutual fund and bond fees
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
  • Great educational tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German and non-Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • High fees for stock, ETF, and forex
  • Only bank transfer is available for deposits and withdrawals
  • Complicated account opening for non-German residents
fees
2 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
2 stars
  • Low fees for mutual funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
account opening
3 stars
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German and Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German residents
2 stars
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German clients
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Not free of charge
markets and products
5 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Warrant
  • Certificate
  • Turbo
research
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News are only available in German
3 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3 stars
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • Slow phone support
  • Deactivated live-chat
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational texts
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for German-speaking investors and CFD traders focusing on European securities German-speaking investors and CFD traders focusing on European securities
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