Compare Plus500 vs Swissquote


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Plus500 stacks up against Swissquote!

Plus500 vs Swissquote
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs & forex
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mid-range educational section
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
fees
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
2.0
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Technical difficulties
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
4.0
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Several account base currencies at Swissquote (UK)
  • Credit/Debit card withdrawal not available
web trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • Account login and search function bugs
  • Easy to get lost among functions
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
desktop trading platform
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
research
3.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
3.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • News flow in 3 languages at the same time
  • Recommendations are not structured
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat answers are not always satisfactory
education
2.0
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Only few and basic educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees
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