IG vs Vantage compared

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

IG
Vantage
79% of retail CFD accounts lose money
Vantage
4.4
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataJul 2022

IG

IG is a CFD and forex broker. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and regulated by several authorities globally, including the top-tier FCA.

Recommended for traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform.

Vantage

Vantage FX is a forex and CFD broker regulated by the Cayman Islands, Australian financial authorities and the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission.

Recommended for forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms.

IG's service is on par with Vantage's and a comparison of their fees shows that IG's fees are higher than Vantage's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at IG compared to Vantage, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at IG, while customer service quality is lower than Vantage's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of IG as better than the platform of Vantage, found that clients have access to more markets and products with IG, while Vantage provides somewhat better research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

Australia

Fees

Fees score
3.0
Fees score
4.2
Fees summary

High trading fees, average non-trading fees

Fees summary

Low forex and stock index CFD fees, but high stock CFD

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.5
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.5
Number of base currencies

6

Number of base currencies

9

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.2
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$200

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Required documents

Valid Photo ID, deed of foundation for corporate account

Trading platform

Web platform score
5.0
Web platform score
2.8
Mobile platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.5
Markets and products score
2.0
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are not provided for US clients. Forex trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
3.7
Research score
4.5
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Mid-range

Education score
5.0
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.6
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000 in the UK, €20,000 in the rest of Europe excl. Switzerland, no protection in the US and many other countries

Investor protection amount

No protection

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1974

Foundation date

2009

Country of regulation

UK, EU, Switzerland, USA, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, UAE, Australia, New Zealand

Country of regulation

Vanuatu, but Vantage Group has regulation in Australia, UK, Cayman Islands

IG

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Vantage

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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