Compare IG vs Rakuten Securities


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

IG vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.6
3.9
overall pros
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
  • No inactivity fee
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
2.9
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD trading fees
4.4
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
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
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
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
3.9
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
1.8
  • 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
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
1.5
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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