Compare Trading 212 vs Vanguard


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Trading 212 stacks up against Vanguard!

Trading 212 vs Vanguard
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platform
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic tools for fundamental analysis
  • High EURUSD fee
  • Only US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
4.3
  • Free stock and ETF
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High fees for EURUSD
3.6
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade with
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with verification
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in one country
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
2.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat due to high volume
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Fair production quality
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Active CFD and FX traders, and investors preferring intuitive trading platforms Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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