KBC Equitas vs Pepperstone compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how KBC Equitas stacks up against Pepperstone!

KBC Equitas
Pepperstone
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataNov 2022

KBC Equitas

KBC Equitas is a Hungarian stockbroker whose parent company is Belgium's KBC Group. It is regulated by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).

Recommended for long-term investors from Hungary who want access to a variety of markets.

Pepperstone

Pepperstone is a forex and CFD broker regulated by both the UK FCA and the ASIC in Australia.

Recommended for forex traders looking for great account opening and customer service.

KBC Equitas's service is on par with Pepperstone's and a comparison of their fees shows that KBC Equitas's fees are slightly higher than Pepperstone's.

Account opening takes considerably more effort at KBC Equitas compared to Pepperstone, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat more complicated at KBC Equitas, while customer service quality is lower than Pepperstone's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of KBC Equitas as somewhat better than the platform of Pepperstone, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with KBC Equitas, while Pepperstone 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
4.1

Recommended for Long-term investors from Hungary who want access to a variety of markets

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Forex traders looking for great account opening and customer service

Country of origin

Belgium

Country of origin

Australia

Fees

Fees score
3.5
Fees score
4.3
Fees summary

Fees summary

Low non-trading fees and average forex 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
3.3
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.3
Number of base currencies

11

Number of base currencies

9

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
1.5
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

National ID Address Card Social Security Card (TAJ)

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport Proof of residency: utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.4
Web platform score
2.8
Mobile platform score
4.1
Mobile platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.4
Markets and products score
2.2
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: 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.3
Research score
4.8
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Great

Education score
3.5
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.4
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€100,000 for cash, €20,000 for securities

Investor protection amount

£85,000 for UK clients, €20,000 for EU clients, no protection in other countries

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

1994

Foundation date

2010

Country of regulation

Hungary, Belgium

Country of regulation

UK, Germany, Cyprus, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Kenya

KBC Equitas

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

Pepperstone

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

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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