Interactive Brokers vs KBC Equitas compared

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

Interactive Brokers
KBC Equitas
Interactive Brokers
4.9
KBC Equitas
4.2

Last update of dataJul 2022

Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers is a US discount broker. It is listed on a stock exchange and regulated by several authorities, including top-tier ones like the FCA and the SEC.

Recommended for traders looking for broad market access and a professional trading environment.

KBC Equitas

KBC Equitas is a Hungarian stockbroker whose parent company is Belgium's KBC Group. It is regulated by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).

Recommended for long-term investors from Hungary who want access to a variety of markets.

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

Account opening takes less effort at Interactive Brokers compared to KBC Equitas, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Interactive Brokers, while customer service quality is somewhat better than KBC Equitas's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Interactive Brokers as being of the same quality as the platform of KBC Equitas, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with Interactive Brokers, while KBC Equitas provides just about the same quality of research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.9

Recommended for Traders looking for broad market access and a professional trading environment

Best online broker

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Long-term investors from Hungary who want access to a variety of markets

Country of origin

USA

Country of origin

Belgium

Fees

Fees score
4.5
Fees score
3.8
Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading for US customers

Fees summary

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
3.0
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.2
Number of base currencies

23

Number of base currencies

11

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
3.2
Account opening score
1.5
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

>3 days

Required documents

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

Required documents

National ID Address Card Social Security Card (TAJ)

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.0
Web platform score
3.9
Mobile platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
3.6
Desktop platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
4.1
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: 60.0% 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.

Research, education

Research score
4.3
Research score
4.1
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Mid-range

Education score
4.5
Education score
3.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.4
Customer service score
2.8
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000 or $500,000 (but only $250,000 for cash) in the UK depending on the assets you hold; $500,000 ($250,000) in the US; €20,000 (IB Ireland & Luxembourg) or €100,000 (IB Central Europe) in the EU, CAD 1 million in Canada; HKD 500,000 in Hong Kong

Investor protection amount

€100,000 for cash, €20,000 for securities

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

1977

Foundation date

1994

Country of regulation

USA, Ireland, UK, Hungary, India, Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore

Country of regulation

Hungary, Belgium

Interactive Brokers

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

KBC Equitas

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

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