Fidelity vs Vanguard compared

Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Your expert:
Edith Balázs
Fidelity
Vanguard
Key differences
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    3.8
    /5
  • Research score
    4.5
    /5
  • Markets and products score
    3.6
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    1.8
    /5
  • Research score
    3.0
    /5
  • Markets and products score
    2.6
    /5
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US stock index options
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
Safety
Top-tier regulators
Foundation date
Investor protection
Deposit and Withdrawal
Minimum deposit
Bank transfer for deposit
Bank transfer for withdrawal
Credit/debit for deposit
Credit/debit for withdrawal
PayPal for deposit
Wise for deposit
Revolut for deposit
Other electronic wallets
Platform and Experience
Mobile platform score
Web platform score
MT4 available
MT5 available
Customer service score
Account opening score

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology.

Fidelity's service is slightly better than Vanguard's and a comparison of their fees shows that Fidelity's fees are slightly higher than Vanguard's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at Fidelity compared to Vanguard, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at Fidelity, while customer service quality is similar to Vanguard's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Fidelity as somewhat better than the platform of Vanguard, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with Fidelity, while Vanguard provides less useful research and education.

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