Compare Fidelity vs Interactive Investor


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

Fidelity vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.9
4.6
overall pros
  • Commission-free US stocks and ETFs
  • Great trading platforms and research
  • US and international stocks
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • High mutual fund fees and margin rates
  • Slower account verification
  • Slow live chat
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
fees
4.2
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low bond fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
  • High margin fees
3.3
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
account opening
3.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slower account verification
  • Not fully digital in some cases
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only UK residents accepted
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Loads bit slowly
markets and products
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Robo-advisory
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News flow quality could be better
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow live chat
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for desktop
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Additional coverage by Fidelity
  • No negative balance protection
  • 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
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and great trading platforms Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market
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