Interactive Brokers vs TD Ameritrade compared

Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Your expert:
Adam Nasli
Interactive Brokers
TD Ameritrade
Key differences
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
  • Account opening score
  • Markets and products score
  • Deposit and withdrawal score
  • Account opening score
  • Markets and products score
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US index options fee
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
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 on par with TD Ameritrade's and a comparison of their fees shows that Interactive Brokers's fees are similar to TD Ameritrade's.

Account opening takes more effort at Interactive Brokers compared to TD Ameritrade, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at Interactive Brokers, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than TD Ameritrade's.

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

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