Rakuten Securities vs Revolut compared

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

Rakuten Securities
Revolut
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataNov 2022

Rakuten Securities

Rakuten Securities is a forex and CFD broker regulated by Australia's ASIC. Its parent company Rakuten is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Recommended for forex traders looking for low fees and those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform.

Revolut

Revolut is a UK-based fintech startup that offers commission-free stock trading. Revolut Trading Ltd is regulated by the FCA.

Recommended for beginners looking for free trading and a great mobile-only trading platform.

Rakuten Securities's service is on par with Revolut's and a comparison of their fees shows that Rakuten Securities's fees are similar to Revolut's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at Rakuten Securities compared to Revolut, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat easier at Rakuten Securities, while customer service quality is much better than Revolut's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Rakuten Securities as being of the same quality as the platform of Revolut, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with Rakuten Securities, while Revolut provides somewhat better research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Forex traders looking for low fees and those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Beginners looking for free trading and a great mobile-only trading platform

Country of origin

Japan

Country of origin

UK

Fees

Fees score
3.8
Fees score
3.7
Fees summary

Low trading fees, average non-trading fees, low forex and CFD fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.3
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.5
Number of base currencies

4

Number of base currencies

1

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
*

$50

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Required documents
*

Proof of identity: passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

*

Trading platform

Web platform score
-
Web platform score
-
Mobile platform score
3.8
Mobile platform score
4.4
Desktop platform score
3.4
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
1.3
Markets and products score
2.2
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.

Research, education

Research score
1.8
Research score
2.8
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
3.0
Education score
1.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.5
Customer service score
1.1
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

No protection

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

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

1999

Foundation date

2015

Country of regulation

Australia

Country of regulation

UK, DriveWealth (Revolut's execution partner) is regulated in the US

Rakuten Securities

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

Revolut

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

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