Compare Halifax vs Markets.com


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

Halifax vs Markets.com
overall rating
4.0
4.3
overall pros
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Free and fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Great tools for learning and research
overall cons
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
  • High trading fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Platforms lack important features
fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
2.4
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High CFD fees
account opening
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not available
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No research capabilities in the portal
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
2.8
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stock
  • Blends (CFD funds)
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
customer service
3.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • No response to email
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No support on weekends
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by the top-tier FCA
  • Parent company listed on LSE
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors Traders looking to venture into CFD trading
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