Compare Halifax vs Trading 212


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Halifax stacks up against Trading 212!

Halifax vs Trading 212
overall rating
4.0
4.6
overall pros
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platforms
overall cons
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic tools for fundamental analysis
  • High forex fee
fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
3.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with verification
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
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in each country
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
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
mobile trading platform
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
3.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • No response to email
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors Active CFD and FX traders and investors looking for intuitive trading platforms
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