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Compare IG vs XTB


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

IG vs XTB
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use web trading platform
  • Helpful and reliable customer service
  • Great deposit and withdrawal tools
  • Fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited research tools
  • Limited product portfolio, mostly CFD and FX
  • Sales team can be pushy
  • No 24/7 customer support
fees
2 stars
  • Low financing rate
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
account opening
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • The sales team is quite pushy, prompting you regularly to fund your account
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Sales team pushy
deposit and withdrawal
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Several account base currencies
  • User-friendly
  • Not transparent on available base currencies
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Quick funding and withdrawal -within 3 days
  • User-friendly
  • High fees for electronic wallet deposits
web trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
desktop trading platform
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4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
3 stars
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory type of service in the UK
2 stars
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs for European clients except for UK and Hungary
research
3 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support for e-mail
  • 24/5 availability
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by top-tier regulators, like FCA
  • No negative balance protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by financial authorities
recommended for Traders with any experience level aiming for a great and easy-to-use trading platform Forex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research tools