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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
4.2 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great research tools
  • Trading platform is customizable
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
  • Easy to use platform
  • Low spreads
  • Listed on AIM section of the London Stock Exchange
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-Germans/non-Austrians
  • Service only in German
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs
  • High financing rates
  • Minimal research tools
fees
2 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • Financing rate calculation is non-transparent
account opening
2 stars
  • Fully digital account opening process for German and Austrian clients
  • Complicated account opening for non-German citizens
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Five withdrawal per month is free
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
  • Slow
  • Separate platform for CFD trading
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Available in several languages
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3 stars
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
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markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
1 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/Poor quality news flow
customer service
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Communication only in German
  • Slow phone support
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
4 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
2 stars
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
recommended for German speaking investors and CFD traders focusing mainly on European securities Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform, with great user experience.