Compare DEGIRO vs Merrill Edge


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how DEGIRO stacks up against Merrill Edge!

DEGIRO vs Merrill Edge
overall rating
4.7
4.8
overall pros
  • One of the lowest fees on the market
  • Regulated by multiple top-tier regulators
  • Easy-to-use web and mobile platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Easy and seamless account opening
  • Strong parent company
overall cons
  • Forex not available
  • Limited research and education
  • No credit/debit card deposit
  • Limited to US clients and products
  • No demo trading
  • Limited options to deposit/withdraw from accounts
fees
5.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Higher trading fees for Asian and smaller European stock exchanges
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Poor search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
2.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
1.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • No email support
education
2.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Available only in English and Dutch
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background by joining flatex Bank AG
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Price-sensitive buy-and-hold investors and traders looking only to carry out transactions Investors and traders who looking for low fees, quick account opening, and simple platforms
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