Compare Plus500 vs XTB


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

Plus500 vs XTB
overall rating
4.4
4.7
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
  • Low forex fees
  • Free and fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Easy and fast account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
  • High fees for stock CFDs
  • Product portfolio limited mostly to CFDs and FX
  • Limited fundamental data
fees
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average CFD fees
3.8
  • Low forex fees
  • Free withdrawal for transfers above $100
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few minor account currencies accepted
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Price alerts
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
1.9
  • CFD
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs (only for some European clients)
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
4.1
  • Good interactive chart
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Some clients regulated by top-tier FCA
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal service
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