Compare EasyEquities vs Interactive Brokers


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how EasyEquities stacks up against Interactive Brokers!

EasyEquities vs Interactive Brokers
overall rating
4.1
4.9
overall pros
  • Low trading fees and non-trading fees
  • Excellent educational materials
  • Easy and fully digital account opening
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Many great research tools
overall cons
  • Poor customer service
  • Basic research tools
  • Limited product selection
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Complex desktop trading platform
  • Understaffed customer service
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Deposit fee for credit/debit cards
4.5
  • Low trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading for US clients
  • Low margin rates
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow account verification
3.2
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most account types
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.6
  • Free withdrawal
  • Credit/debit cards accepted for ZAR accounts
  • Fee charged for credit/debit card deposit
  • Electronic wallets not accepted
3.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • First withdrawal free each month
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
3.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • User experience could be better
mobile trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
  • No Touch/Face ID login
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • Minor technical glitches
desktop trading platform
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Complexity might be overwhelming
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Bundles (pre-defined portfolios)
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
research
1.3
  • Great analysis
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/poor quality news flow
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
0.5
  • Great email support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
  • Low-quality phone support
3.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational texts
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Parent company listed on JSE
  • Regulated by the top-tier ASIC
  • No investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
recommended for Long-term investors focusing on stocks and ETFs Traders looking for broad market access and a professional trading environment
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