Compare Pepperstone vs Swissquote


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

Pepperstone vs Swissquote
overall rating
4.5
4.7
overall pros
  • Low forex and equity index CFD fees
  • Great customer service
  • Seamless and free deposit and withdrawal
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Only forex and CFDs
  • Basic news flow,
  • No investor protection for non-EU clients
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
4.4
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • High financing rate for CFDs
2.3
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Technical difficulties
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • High bank withdrawal fee for clients outside the EU/Australia
4.1
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Several account base currencies for forex account
  • Credit/Debit card withdrawal not available
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.2
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • Account login and search function bugs
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.7
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
research
2.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Daily market analysis
  • News flow is rather basic
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • News flow in 3 languages at the same time
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat answers are not always satisfactory
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Webinars
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex traders looking for low fees and good customer service Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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