RBC Direct Investing vs TD Ameritrade compared

Your expert:
Oskar Golebiowski
Your expert:
Adam Nasli
RBC Direct Investing
TD Ameritrade
Key differences
  • Trading platform combined score
  • Markets and products score
  • Research score
  • Trading platform combined score
  • Markets and products score
  • Research score
Recommended for
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Beginners
  • Equity
  • Forex
  • CFD
Fees score
US stock fee
EURUSD spread
US index options fee
S&P 500 CFD spread
Withdrawal fee
Deposit fee
Inactivity fee
Top-tier regulators
Foundation date
Investor protection
Deposit and Withdrawal
Minimum deposit
Bank transfer for deposit
Bank transfer for withdrawal
Credit/debit for deposit
Credit/debit for withdrawal
PayPal for deposit
Wise for deposit
Revolut for deposit
Other electronic wallets
Platform and Experience
Mobile platform score
Web platform score
MT4 available
MT5 available
Customer service score
Account opening score

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RBC Direct Investing's service is slightly weaker than TD Ameritrade's and a comparison of their fees shows that RBC Direct Investing's fees are slightly higher than TD Ameritrade's.

Account opening takes about the same effort at RBC Direct Investing compared to TD Ameritrade, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at RBC Direct Investing, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than TD Ameritrade's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of RBC Direct Investing as much less user-friendly than the platform of TD Ameritrade, found that clients have access to less markets and products with RBC Direct Investing, while TD Ameritrade provides somewhat better research and education.

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