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Compare Interactive Brokers vs XTB


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

Interactive Brokers vs XTB
overall rating
4.8 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Broad product portfolio
  • Low fees
  • Great and diverse research tools
  • Fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • Funding and withdrawal only through bank transfer
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Not user-friendly and complicated desktop trading platform
  • Limited product portfolio, mostly CFD and FX
  • Sales team can be pushy
  • No 24/7 customer support
fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
account opening
3 stars
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for most accounts
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
  • Confusing messages throughout the process
5 stars
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Sales team pushy
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
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • User-friendly
  • High fees for electronic wallet deposits
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • 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
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
desktop trading platform
3 stars
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
5 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs for European clients except for UK and Hungary
research
4 stars
  • Quality news flow
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Fundamental data available
  • Not user-friendly
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Email ticketing looks like from the 90's
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support for e-mail
  • 24/5 availability
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Courses only available to members
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier financial authorities
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by financial authorities
recommended for Traders who prefer low fees and a professional trading environment Forex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research tools