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Compare Interactive Brokers vs Interactive Investor


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Interactive Brokers stacks up against Interactive Investor!

Interactive Brokers vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.8 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Broad product portfolio
  • Low fees
  • Great and diverse research tools
  • User-friendly trading platforms
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Funding and withdrawal only through bank transfer
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Not user-friendly and complicated desktop trading platform
  • High stock, ETF, and fund fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Inactivity fee
3 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low bond fees
  • High stock and fund fees
  • Monthly account fee
account opening
3 stars
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most accounts
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
  • Confusing messages throughout the process
5 stars
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • No option to provide addresses outside the UK for past 3 years
deposit and withdrawal
2 stars
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal each month
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
4 stars
  • Several account base currencies
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Free withdrawal for non-instant GBP and EUR withdrawal
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Innovative functions (e.g. chatbot)
  • Not user-friendly
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3 stars
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
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markets and products
5 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4 stars
  • Quality news flow
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Fundamental data available
  • Not user-friendly
3 stars
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
4 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Email ticketing looks like from the 90's
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Courses only available to members
3 stars
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Traders who prefer low fees and a professional trading environment Beginners and investors focusing on UK market