Compare Fidelity International vs RBC Direct Investing


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

Fidelity International vs RBC Direct Investing
overall rating
4.4
4.1
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Quick, useful customer service
  • Easy account opening in some cases
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • Only US and Canadian markets covered
  • Lack of withdrawal/deposit options
  • Outdated mobile trading platform
fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
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
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
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Account opening complicated for non-RBC bank account holders
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets 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
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • 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  • Outdated design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
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
0.7
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
  • Bugs
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
2.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Baisc news feed
  • Basic charting tools
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Investors, including beginners, focusing on the Canadian and US markets
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