Compare IC Markets vs Stake


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

IC Markets vs Stake
overall rating
4.4
4.4
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • Slow live chat support
  • No investor protection for non-EU clients
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
fees
4.1
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • High financing rate for CFDs
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.9
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • AUD 20 fee for international bank withdrawal
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
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
1.8
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Slow and not useful live chat
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Videos are hard to find on the site
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Long track record
  • Negative balance protection for EU customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders who value easy account opening and free deposit/withdrawal options Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform
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