Interactive Brokers vs XTB compared

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

Interactive Brokers
XTB
Interactive Brokers
4.9
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataSep 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.

XTB

XTB is a global CFD broker, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. XTB is regulated by many financial authorities globally, including the top-tier FCA.

Recommended for forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal service.

Interactive Brokers's service is on par with XTB's and a comparison of their fees shows that Interactive Brokers's fees are similar to XTB's.

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

Our experts rated the trading platform of Interactive Brokers as somewhat worse than the platform of XTB, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Interactive Brokers, while XTB provides somewhat better 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
4.7

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal service

Best CFD broker

Country of origin

USA

Country of origin

Poland

Fees

Fees score
4.5
Fees score
4.3
Fees summary

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

Fees summary

Low forex, average non-trading fees, high stock CFD fees

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
4.5
Number of base currencies

23

Number of base currencies

5

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
*

$0

*
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: ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.0
Web platform score
4.4
Mobile platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
4.4
Desktop platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
4.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
2.9
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.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 76% 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
4.7
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
4.5
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.4
Customer service score
4.4
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

£85k for UK clients, €20k for clients under CySEC and CNMV, €22k for other European clients, and no protection for other customers

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

1977

Foundation date

2002

Country of regulation

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

Country of regulation

UK, Poland, Cyprus, Spain, Belize, Dubai

Interactive Brokers

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

XTB

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

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