Compare Fidelity vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Fidelity stacks up against Plus500!

Fidelity vs Plus500
overall rating
4.7
4.4
overall pros
  • Commission-free US stocks and ETFs
  • Great trading platforms and research
  • US and international stocks
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
overall cons
  • High mutual fund fees and margin rates
  • Slower account verification
  • Slow live chat
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
fees
4.1
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low bond fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
  • High margin fees
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average CFD fees
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
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
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
1.9
  • CFD
research
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News flow quality could be better
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow live chat
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for desktop
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
  • 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
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