Compare Plus500 vs Vanguard


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

Plus500 vs Vanguard
overall rating
4.3
4.3
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low CFD fees
  • Great account opening
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mediocre educational section
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
2.9
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
3.7
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.9
  • CFD
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • No educational articles
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Good educational tools
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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