Compare IG vs LYNX


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

IG vs LYNX
overall rating
4.6
4.2
overall pros
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
  • Wide range of markets and products
  • Low stock and ETF trading fees
  • Great mobile platform
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor phone support
  • Deposit and withdrawal are not user-friendly
  • €3,000 minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly desktop platform
fees
3.4
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low index CFD trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
2.9
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Low fund fees
  • High forex fees
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
2.5
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Slow
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
2.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • One free withdrawal per month
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Not user-friendly
web trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
3.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • The platform is not completely translated to English
markets and products
3.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory service in the UK
  • IPOs
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Poor phone support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
3.0
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform European traders looking for low stock and ETF fees and a good mobile trading platform
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