Pepperstone vs Robinhood compared

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

Pepperstone
Robinhood
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataDec 2022

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.

Robinhood

Robinhood is a US-based zero-commission broker. It is overseen by FINRA, a top-tier regulator.

Recommended for beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market.

Pepperstone's service is on par with Robinhood's and a comparison of their fees shows that Pepperstone's fees are similar to Robinhood's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at Pepperstone compared to Robinhood, deposit and withdrawal processes are much more seamless at Pepperstone, while customer service quality is much better than Robinhood's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Pepperstone as less user-friendly than the platform of Robinhood, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with Pepperstone, while Robinhood provides less useful research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

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

Overall Score
4.5

Recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market

Country of origin

Australia

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
4.3
Fees score
4.6
Fees summary

Low non-trading fees and average forex fees

Fees summary

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

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
1.8
Number of base currencies

9

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

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

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

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

Required documents

Proof of identity: SSN and ID / passport / driver's license

Trading platform

Web platform score
2.8
Web platform score
4.5
Mobile platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
5.0
Desktop platform score
3.4
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.2
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: 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
4.8
Research score
3.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
5.0
Education score
0.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
2.3
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

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

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

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

2010

Foundation date

2013

Country of regulation

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

Country of regulation

USA

Pepperstone

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

Robinhood

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

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