Compare Plus500 vs Rakuten Securities


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Plus500 stacks up against Rakuten Securities!

Plus500 vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.4
3.6
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs & forex
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mid-range educational section
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
3.0
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
3.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
2.0
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
1.0
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
education
2.0
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Only few and basic educational videos
2.0
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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