Compare Halifax vs Oanda


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

Halifax vs Oanda
overall rating
3.9
4.6
overall pros
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platforms
  • Outstanding research tools
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
overall cons
  • High stock trading fees
  • Very poor customer service
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
  • Only FX and CFD available
  • No stock exchange listing and banking background
  • Customer support is not 24/7
fees
3.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Yearly account fee
4.1
  • Low forex fees
  • First credit/debit card withdrawal per month is free
  • Average CFD fees
account opening
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No 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
4.2
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • High withdrawal fee for bank transfers and PayPal
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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Great API
  • No trading ideas
  • Research tools are poorly organized
customer service
0.0
  • No 24/7 support
  • Very slow phone support
  • Live chat was not working
  • No response to email
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Materials are not well-organized
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors Forex traders who value a user-friendly platform and great research tools
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