Compare Comdirect vs Interactive Brokers


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

Comdirect vs Interactive Brokers
overall rating
4.3
4.9
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Many great research tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Complex desktop trading platform
  • High inactivity fee
fees
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading for US clients
  • Low margin rates
  • 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
3.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most account types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Confusing messages throughout the process
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
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • First withdrawal each month free
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
4.3
  • 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
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Too complex for beginners
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Courses only available after registration
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking German and focusing on European securities Traders looking for low fees and a professional trading environment
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