Trading 212 vs Zacks Trade compared

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

Trading 212
Zacks Trade
Trading 212
4.6
68% of retail CFD accounts lose money
Zacks Trade
4.4

Last update of dataDec 2021

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.

Zacks Trade

Zacks Trade is a US discount broker that also allows international clients to open an account. Zacks Trade is a division of LBMZ Securities, which is regulated by SEC and FINRA. Customers are protected by the SIPC scheme, up to $500,000 (including a $250,000 limit for cash).

Recommended for traders and investors looking for comprehensive research tools, a wide product selection and low fees.

Trading 212's service is on par with Zacks Trade's and a comparison of their fees shows that Trading 212's fees are slightly higher than Zacks Trade's.

Account opening takes less effort at Trading 212 compared to Zacks Trade, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat easier at Trading 212, while customer service quality is somewhat better than Zacks Trade's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Trading 212 as somewhat better than the platform of Zacks Trade, found that clients have access to slightly more markets and products with Trading 212, while Zacks Trade 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

Best free trading app

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Traders and investors looking for comprehensive research tools, a wide product selection and low fees

Country of origin

Bulgaria

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
3.7
Fees score
4.2
Fees summary

Commission-free real stocks and ETFs, high CFD fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, high 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
4.3
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.5
Number of base currencies

8

Number of base currencies

20

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.5
Account opening score
2.5
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

>3 days

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: national ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / driver's license / credit card statement

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.4
Web platform score
4.0
Mobile platform score
4.9
Mobile platform score
3.5
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
3.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
4.1
Markets and products score
3.5
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.

Research, education

Research score
3.4
Research score
4.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
4.0
Education score
2.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
4.1
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

$500,000 ($250,000 cash limit) plus $30 million (with a cash sub-limit of $900,000) subject to an aggregate limit of $150 million.

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

2004

Foundation date

1978

Country of regulation

UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus

Country of regulation

USA

Trading 212

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

Zacks Trade

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

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