Interactive Brokers vs E*TRADE compared

Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Interactive Brokers
E*TRADE
Key differences
  • Markets and products score
    5.0
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    3.3
    /5
  • Account opening score
    3.1
    /5
  • Markets and products score
    2.9
    /5
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
    1.6
    /5
  • Account opening score
    4.4
    /5
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US stock index options
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
Safety
Top-tier regulators
Foundation date
Investor protection
Deposit and Withdrawal
Minimum deposit
Bank transfer for deposit
Bank transfer for withdrawal
Credit/debit for deposit
Credit/debit for withdrawal
PayPal for deposit
Wise for deposit
Revolut for deposit
Other electronic wallets
Platform and Experience
Mobile platform score
Web platform score
MT4 available
MT5 available
Customer service score
Account opening score

Everything you find on BrokerChooser is based on reliable data and unbiased information. We combine our 10+ years finance experience with readers feedback. Read more about our methodology.

Interactive Brokers's service is slightly better than E*TRADE's and a comparison of their fees shows that Interactive Brokers's fees are slightly lower than E*TRADE's.

Account opening takes more effort at Interactive Brokers compared to E*TRADE, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at Interactive Brokers, while customer service quality is somewhat better than E*TRADE's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Interactive Brokers as somewhat worse than the platform of E*TRADE, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Interactive Brokers, while E*TRADE provides just about the same quality of research and education.

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