Compare Interactive Investor vs Vanguard


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

Interactive Investor vs Vanguard
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • User-friendly web trading platform
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
3.3
  • Low fund fees
  • Regular investments are free
  • Monthly account fee
3.7
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only UK residents accepted
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free withdrawal in GBP or EUR
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
2.6
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
3.0
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Technical Insights for some stocks
  • Limited interactive charting
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Good educational tools
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial 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
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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