Compare Comdirect vs Trading 212


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Comdirect stacks up against Trading 212!

Comdirect vs Trading 212
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platform
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic tools for fundamental analysis
  • High EURUSD fee
fees
2.2
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.3
  • Free stock and ETF
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High fees for EURUSD
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
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with 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
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in one country
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
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No 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  • Outdated design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
3.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat due to high volume
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking Germand and focusing on European securities Active CFD and FX traders, and investors preferring intuitive trading platforms
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