Compare IG vs TD Ameritrade


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

IG vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.5
4.8
overall pros
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor phone support
  • You can trade only in the US markets
  • Slow and not fully digital account opening
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
3.3
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low index CFD trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
2.9
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory service in the UK
  • IPOs
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Poor phone support
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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