Trading 212 vs VT Markets compared

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

Trading 212
VT Markets
68% of retail CFD accounts lose money
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataDec 2022

Trading 212

Trading 212 is a CFD broker regulated by the UK FCA, Bulgarian FSC, and Cypriot CySEC. Customers can invest in commission-free stock and ETF trading as well.

Recommended for equity investors and CFD traders looking for easy-to-use trading platforms.

VT Markets

VT Markets is a forex and CFD broker regulated by the Cayman Islands and Australian financial authorities.

Recommended for forex traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms.

Trading 212's service is slightly better than VT Markets's and a comparison of their fees shows that Trading 212's fees are similar to VT Markets's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at Trading 212 compared to VT Markets, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Trading 212, while customer service quality is similar to VT Markets's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Trading 212 as somewhat better than the platform of VT Markets, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Trading 212, while VT Markets provides somewhat better research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.6

Recommended for Equity investors and CFD traders looking for easy-to-use trading platforms

Overall Score
4.1

Recommended for Forex traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms

Country of origin

Bulgaria

Country of origin

Australia

Fees

Fees score
4.0
Fees score
3.8
Fees summary

Commission-free real stocks and ETFs, high CFD fees

Fees summary

Low forex fees, but high CFD fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
4.3
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.5
Number of base currencies

8

Number of base currencies

5

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.5
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$200

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents

Proof of identity: passport / national ID / driver's licence Proof of address: bank statement / utility bill / mortgage statement / credit card statement

Required documents

Proof of identity: passport, national ID Proof of residency: utility bill, bank statement, residence certificate

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.4
Web platform score
2.8
Mobile platform score
4.9
Mobile platform score
4.1
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
4.1
Markets and products score
1.9
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: 68% 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: 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
3.5
Research score
4.5
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Mid-range

Education score
4.0
Education score
4.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000 for clients under FCA, and €20,000 for clients under CySEC or FSC Bulgaria

Investor protection amount

No protection

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

2004

Foundation date

2016

Country of regulation

UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus

Country of regulation

Cayman Islands, Australia

Trading 212

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

VT Markets

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

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