Compare Comdirect vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Comdirect stacks up against Plus500!

Comdirect vs Plus500
overall rating
4.3
4.3
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mediocre educational section
fees
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
2.9
  • First five withdrawals are free of charge
  • 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
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
4.4
  • 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
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  • Outdated design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
1.9
  • CFD
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • No educational articles
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking German and focusing on European securities Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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