Compare IG vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how IG stacks up against Plus500!

IG vs Plus500
overall rating
4.6
4.5
overall pros
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
overall cons
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
fees
2.9
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD trading fees
3.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average CFD fees
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.9
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
1.9
  • CFD
research
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is often offline
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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