Pepperstone vs Royal compared

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

Pepperstone
Royal
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money
86.67% 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.

Royal

Royal is an Australian forex broker. It is regulated by many regulators globally, including the top-tier Australian ASIC.

Recommended for traders looking for low forex fees and preferring the MetaTrader platform.

Pepperstone's service is slightly better than Royal's and a comparison of their fees shows that Pepperstone's fees are lower than Royal's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at Pepperstone compared to Royal, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Pepperstone, while customer service quality is similar to Royal's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Pepperstone as being of the same quality as the platform of Royal, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with Pepperstone, while Royal provides just about the same quality of 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
3.9

Recommended for Traders looking for low forex fees and preferring the MetaTrader platform

Country of origin

Australia

Country of origin

Australia

Fees

Fees score
4.3
Fees score
3.0
Fees summary

Low non-trading fees and average forex fees

Fees summary

Low forex, but high CFD 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
4.6
Number of base currencies

9

Number of base currencies

12

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
*

$50

*
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: valid passport or government ID, AND a driving license Proof of residency: utility bills, bank or credit card statement, tenancy contract or a residency certificate

Trading platform

Web platform score
2.8
Web platform score
2.8
Mobile platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
3.8
Desktop platform score
3.4
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
2.2
Markets and products score
1.8
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.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 86.67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.8
Research score
4.5
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Mid-range

Education score
5.0
Education score
3.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
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 for UK clients, €20,000 for EU clients, no protection in other countries

Investor protection amount

€20,000 for clients under CySEC

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

2010

Foundation date

2006

Country of regulation

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

Country of regulation

Australia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu

Pepperstone

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

Royal

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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