Compare DEGIRO vs RBC Direct Investing


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how DEGIRO stacks up against RBC Direct Investing!

DEGIRO vs RBC Direct Investing
overall rating
4.8
4.1
overall pros
  • One of the lowest fees on the market
  • Regulated by multiple top-tier authorities
  • Easy-to-use web and mobile platform
  • Quick, useful customer service
  • Easy account opening in some cases
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Forex not available
  • Limited research and education
  • No credit/debit card deposit
  • Only US and Canadian markets covered
  • Lack of withdrawal/deposit options
  • Outdated mobile trading platform
fees
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Higher trading fees for Asian and smaller European stock exchanges
3.4
  • No mutual fund trading fee
  • No withdrawal fee for RBC clients
  • Quarterly account fee
  • High withdrawal fee for non-RBC clients
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Account opening complicated for non-RBC bank account holders
deposit and withdrawal
3.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal for clients with RBC bank account
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Fewer withdrawal and deposit options for non-RBC clients
web trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
2.9
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Outdated design
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No price alerts
0.7
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
  • Bugs
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
2.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
2.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Baisc news feed
  • Basic charting tools
customer service
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Available only in English and Dutch
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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, including beginners, focusing on the Canadian and US markets
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