Compare Comdirect vs IC Markets


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

Comdirect vs IC Markets
overall rating
4.4
4.4
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Well-made mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low forex fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German and non-Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Only forex, CFD and crypto trading
fees
2.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • High financing rate for CFDs
account opening
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German and Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German 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
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
1.7
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News are only available in German
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
2.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • Slow phone support
  • Deactivated live-chat
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Slow and irrelevant live chat
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • In operation for a long time
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking Germand and focusing on European securities Forex traders who value easy account opening and free deposit/withdrawal options
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