Compare Fidelity International vs Qtrade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Fidelity International stacks up against Qtrade!

Fidelity International vs Qtrade
overall rating
4.4
4.3
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Easy account opening
  • Solid educational tools
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • Only Canadian and US markets covered
  • Outdated mobile and web platform
  • Credit/debit cards, e-wallets not accepted
fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
3.8
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No mutual fund fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • Average options fees and margin rates
account opening
3.0
  • Fast
  • User-friendly
  • Fully online for most clients
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Only for UK residents
  • Offline account opening for clients who cannot be verified electronically
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Account verification a bit slow
  • Only available to clients with valid Canadian SIN
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Electronic wallets not accepted
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
2.5
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
2.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
2.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
3.1
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Not updated regularly
  • High level of investor protection
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial regulator
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Solid ownership background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Investors, including beginners, who focus on the Canadian and US markets
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