Compare Interactive Investor vs TD Ameritrade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Interactive Investor stacks up against TD Ameritrade!

Interactive Investor vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.6
4.9
overall pros
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
3.3
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only UK residents accepted
3.6
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
4.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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