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Compare Forex.com vs Plus500


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

Forex.com vs Plus500
overall rating
4.3 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great variety of currency pairs
  • Superb technical research tools
  • Easy to use platform
  • Low spreads
  • Listed on AIM section of the London Stock Exchange
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not user-friendly desktop trading platform
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs
  • High financing rates
  • Minimal research tools
fees
3 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low financing rate
  • Inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • Financing rate calculation is non-transparent
account opening
4 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slow account opening
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Lengthy withdrawal - over 3 days
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Five withdrawal per month is free
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Bugs
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Available in several languages
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Available in several languages
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safe) login
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markets and products
1 stars
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Good quality news flow
1 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/Poor quality news flow
customer service
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Low-quality email support
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
2 stars
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
recommended for Forex traders looking for great research tools and customer service Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform, with great user experience.