IG vs Interactive Brokers compared

Your expert:
Gyula Lencsés, CFA
Your expert:
Adam Nasli
IG
Interactive Brokers
Key differences
  • Account opening score
    4.4
    /5
  • Markets and products score
    3.7
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    4.4
    /5
  • Account opening score
    3.1
    /5
  • Markets and products score
    5.0
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    3.3
    /5
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US index options fee
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
Safety
Top-tier regulators
Foundation date
Investor protection
Deposit and Withdrawal
Minimum deposit
Bank transfer for deposit
Bank transfer for withdrawal
Credit/debit for deposit
Credit/debit for withdrawal
PayPal for deposit
Wise for deposit
Revolut for deposit
Other electronic wallets
Platform and Experience
Mobile platform score
Web platform score
MT4 available
MT5 available
Customer service score
Account opening score

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology.

IG's service is slightly weaker than Interactive Brokers's and a comparison of their fees shows that IG's fees are slightly higher than Interactive Brokers's.

Account opening takes less effort at IG compared to Interactive Brokers, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat easier at IG, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than Interactive Brokers's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of IG as somewhat better than the platform of Interactive Brokers, found that clients have access to less markets and products with IG, while Interactive Brokers provides just about the same quality of research and education.

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