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
4.3
4.3
overall pros
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platforms
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing phone and live chat support
  • High forex fee
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
3.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
3.9
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • 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
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in each 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
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
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
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
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
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
1.0
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat
  • No Phone support
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
  • Good educational tools
  • 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 looking for intuitive trading platforms Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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