Saxo Bank vs Swissquote compared

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

Saxo Bank
Swissquote
Saxo Bank
4.8
Swissquote
4.6

Last update of dataSep 2022

Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank. It is regulated by several financial authorities globally, including the top-tier UK FCA.

Recommended for investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research.

Swissquote

Swissquote is a Swiss online broker with a banking license. It is listed on the Swiss stock exchange and regulated by several authorities globally, including the top-tier UK FCA.

Recommended for affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees.

Saxo Bank's service is on par with Swissquote's and a comparison of their fees shows that Saxo Bank's fees are slightly lower than Swissquote's.

Account opening takes more effort at Saxo Bank compared to Swissquote, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Saxo Bank, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than Swissquote's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Saxo Bank as somewhat better than the platform of Swissquote, found that clients have access to about the same number of markets and products with Saxo Bank, while Swissquote provides less useful research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.8

Recommended for Investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research

Best forex broker

Overall Score
4.6

Recommended for Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees

Country of origin

Denmark

Country of origin

Switzerland

Fees

Fees score
3.4
Fees score
2.4
Fees summary

Average trading and non-trading fees, low forex fees

Fees summary

High trading fees, average non-trading fees, low fund fees

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
4.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.6
Number of base currencies

26

Number of base currencies

22

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
2.0
Account opening score
4.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$2000

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: personal ID / passport / driver's licence Proof of residence: ID card / insurance card / utility bill / bank statement

Required documents

Proof of identity: national ID / passport Proof of residency: ID with legal address / utility, internet, phone bill / tax bill / official certificate of residence

Trading platform

Web platform score
5.0
Web platform score
4.3
Mobile platform score
5.0
Mobile platform score
4.7
Desktop platform score
5.0
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
5.0
Markets and products score
5.0
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: 67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
5.0
Research score
3.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
4.5
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.0
Customer service score
4.4
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€100,000 for cash and €20,000 for securities for most European clients; £85,000 for UK clients; CHF 100,000 for Swiss clients; HKD 500,000 for securities at Hong Kong entity; no protection for clients from Singapore, Japan and Australia

Investor protection amount

CHF 100,000 for cash at the Swiss and UAE entity, £85,000 at the UK entity, HKD 500,000 at Hong Kong entity, none at other entities

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

1992

Foundation date

1996

Country of regulation

Denmark, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia

Country of regulation

Switzerland, Luxembourg UK, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta

Saxo Bank

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

Swissquote

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

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