Interactive Brokers vs TradeZero compared

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

Interactive Brokers
TradeZero

Last update of dataDec 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.

TradeZero

TradeZero is a global stock broker with commission-free trading.

Recommended for investors and traders interested in commission-free trading and a focus on US stocks and options..

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

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

Our experts rated the trading platform of Interactive Brokers as being of the same quality as the platform of TradeZero, found that clients have access to much more markets and products with Interactive Brokers, while TradeZero provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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 Investors and traders interested in commission-free trading and a focus on US stocks and options.

Country of origin

USA

Country of origin

USA and Bahamas

Fees

Fees score
4.5
Fees score
4.1
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

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Deposit and withdrawal score
1.5
Number of base currencies

23

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
3.2
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$250

*
Time to open account

1-3 days

Time to open account

1 day

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

Proof of identity: national ID / driver's license Proof of residency: recent Bank Statement, Utility Bill, Lease for Property, Rental Agreement or Proof of Insurance

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.8
Web platform score
4.0
Mobile platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
4.0
Desktop platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
3.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
2.1
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
3.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
4.5
Education score
4.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.3
Customer service score
5.0
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

cash up to $250,000 at TradeZero International

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

1977

Foundation date

2015

Country of regulation

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

Country of regulation

Bahamas, United States

Interactive Brokers

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

TradeZero

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

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