Compare Fidelity International vs Rakuten Securities


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

Fidelity International vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.4
3.6
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
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
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
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
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
1.8
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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