Compare E*TRADE vs EQi


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how E*TRADE stacks up against EQi!

E*TRADE vs EQi
overall rating
4.8
3.6
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
  • Low fund fees
overall cons
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow live chat
  • High non-UK stock trading fees
  • No quality educational tools
  • Only GBP as base currency
fees
4.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
1.3
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High non-UK stock fees
  • Custody fee
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not accepted
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
2.7
  • Clear fee report
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
2.6
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited functionality
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
1.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/poor quality news flow
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow live chat and phone
2.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
0.5
  • Educational articles
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform Long-term investors in the UK
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