Interactive Investor vs Optimus Futures compared

Interactive Investor
Optimus Futures

Interactive Investor

Key score differences
We took 8 criteria of our comparison (fee, account opening, customer service, markets&product, research, trading platform, deposit&withdrawal) and listed the angles with the greatest difference here below.
  • Deposit and withdrawal score4.3/5.0
  • Account opening score5.0/5.0
  • Customer service score2.8/5.0
Good to know
Recommended for
  • beginners 4.12/5
  • equity 4.32/5
You can't open an account at Interactive Investor

Optimus Futures

Key score differences
We took 8 criteria of our comparison (fee, account opening, customer service, markets&product, research, trading platform, deposit&withdrawal) and listed the angles with the greatest difference here below.
  • Deposit and withdrawal score1.1/5.0
  • Account opening score2.5/5.0
  • Customer service score5.0/5.0
Good to know
Recommended for
  • investors and traders globally
You can open an account at Optimus Futures
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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.7

Recommended for Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market

Overall Score
3.9

Recommended for Day traders focusing on futures and technical trading

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
3.5
Fees score
4.8
Fees summary

Average trading fees, low non-trading fees, no withdrawal fee

Fees summary

Low trading, but high non-trading fees

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
4.3
Deposit and withdrawal score
1.1
Number of base currencies

9

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
5.0
Account opening score
2.5
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$500

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

>3 days

Required documents
*

Proof of identity: passport or driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement or utility bill

*
Required documents

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

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.3
Web platform score
-
Mobile platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
-
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.2
Markets and products score
1.5
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
*
*
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
3.0
Research score
4.3
Charting quality

Poor

Charting quality

Great

Education score
5.0
Education score
4.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
2.8
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

Investor protection amount

No protection

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

2003

Foundation date

2005

Country of regulation

UK

Country of regulation

USA

Interactive Investor

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Optimus Futures

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

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 Investor's service is slightly better than Optimus Futures's and a comparison of their fees shows that Interactive Investor's fees are higher than Optimus Futures's.

Account opening takes much less effort at Interactive Investor compared to Optimus Futures, deposit and withdrawal processes are much more seamless at Interactive Investor, while customer service quality is lower than Optimus Futures's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Interactive Investor as being of the same quality as the platform of Optimus Futures, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Interactive Investor, while Optimus Futures provides better research and education.

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