Compare Comdirect vs IG


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

Comdirect vs IG
overall rating
4.3
4.5
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
fees
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
2.7
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High stock CFD trading fees
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
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
4.5
  • 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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • 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  • Outdated design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
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
4.0
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
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
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is often offline
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking German and focusing on European securities Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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