Compare Comdirect vs Saxo Bank


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

Comdirect vs Saxo Bank
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Well-made mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Great trading platform
  • Outstanding research
  • Broad product portfolio
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German and non-Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • High bond, options and futures fees
  • High minimum deposit
  • Lacks live chat and 24/7 availability
fees
2.2
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
2.9
  • Low fund fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Lower fees for Platinum and VIP clients
  • Inactivity fee
  • High bond, options and futures fees
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
2.5
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Available in almost every country
  • Minimum deposit is high in certain countries
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets are not available for deposit or withdrawal
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
5.0
  • 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  • Outdated design
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
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
  • SaxoSelect
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News are only available in German
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Most fundamental data is not free of charge
customer service
2.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • Slow phone support
  • Deactivated live-chat
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection for EU (+some MENA) customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking Germand and focusing on European securities Investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research
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