Compare Robinhood vs Swissquote


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

Robinhood vs Swissquote
overall rating
4.6
4.7
overall pros
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
4.9
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
2.3
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low financing rate
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
  • Withdrawal fee at Swissquote (CH)
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
  • No IRA accounts offered
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Long wait times
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
deposit and withdrawal
2.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Cash management service
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Depositing larger amounts on Robinhood Gold takes longer
  • Wire withdrawal is pricey
4.1
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Several account base currencies
  • Swiss entity charges withdrawal and deposit fees
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
  • Robo-advisory
research
3.6
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email answers are not always relevant
education
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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