Compare Rakuten Securities vs Swissquote


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

Rakuten Securities vs Swissquote
overall rating
4.0
4.7
overall pros
  • No inactivity fee
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
4.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
2.4
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Long wait times
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.1
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
4.6
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Several account base currencies
  • Swiss entity charges withdrawal and deposit fees
web trading platform
4.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
  • Robo-advisory
research
1.8
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
0.5
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email answers are not always relevant
education
2.0
  • Demo account
  • Qualitiy educational texts
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • 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 for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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