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    In a Nutshell 

    Disclaimer: Since 25 March 2020, DEGIRO has imposed a temporary waiting list for new customer registrations until further notice. This restriction is in place because DEGIRO has listed several new assets in the midst of constant strong market volatility. As a result, it might take longer than expected to set up an account. Stay tuned for further updates in this review as more details come to light. 

    DEGIRO Review and Insights 

    Based in the Netherlands, DEGIRO is an online discount broker. Privately owned, it was launched back in 2008 by 5 employees from Binck Bank, another brokerage company. Services opened up to retail investors in 2013, giving them access to security exchanges around the world.

    DEGIRO is registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Amsterdam, a local organization established to further the interests of Dutch businesses. The company is also overseen by several top-tier regulators including the Dutch Central Bank and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

    We rank DEGIRO as the Best Broker For Stock Trading and the Best Discount Broker for 2020. This ranking was calculated by our team of analysts after a thorough assessment of several online brokers and stringent testing of their live accounts. 

    DEGIRO Good & Bad 

    In addition to being overseen by several top-tier regulators, DEGIRO also boasts one of the most competitive fee structures for all the assets it lists. Its mobile and web trading platforms are well optimized for UX. 

    There are three significant disadvantages to using DEGIRO:  

    1. There is a waiting list for new customers. 
    1. It is not possible to make deposits and withdrawals using debit and credit cards. 
    1. There are no forex trading services in place. 

    Good:

    • Competitive fee schedule
    • Several top-tier licenses in place
    • User-friendly mobile and web trading platform

    Bad:

    • Customer waiting list
    • Lack of educational and research resources
    • No forex trading


    Highlights & Top Features At DEGIRO 

    Regulatory Jurisdiction

    UK, Netherlands

    Trading Fees Class

    Competitive

    Inactivity Fee

    No

    Withdrawal Fee

    $0

    Minimum Deposit

    $0

    Account Opening Time

    >3 days

    Debit/Credit Card Deposits

    No

    Electronic Wallet Deposits

    No

    Base Currencies Supported

    9

    Demo Account

    No

    Product Portfolio

    Stock, ETF, Fund, Bond, Options, Futures, Crypto

    1. Fees and Spreads 

    DEGIRO offers affordable non-trading and trading fees.

    We have concluded that DEGIRO is the best broker on the market for most asset classes. Several ETFs are also available to trade once a month for a fee, which we can say it is an excellent deal for buy-and-hold investors. 

    Good:

    • Low Trading Fees
    • Low Non-Trading Fees
    • Low ETF And Stock Fees

    Bad:

    • Higher Fees for European And Asian Stock Exchanges

    Assets

    Fee Level

    Fee Terms

    US Stock

    Low

    $0.004 per share + €0.5

    USD/EUR

    -

    -

    Mutual Fund

    Low

    0.1% + €7.5 and 0.2% yearly administration fee

    Inactivity Fee

    Low

    No inactivity fee

    How We Assessed Fees 

    We evaluated DEGIRO's fees as being low, average, or high based on how they stack up against the forex brokers we reviewed. 

    But what is the difference between trading and non-trading fees Here are some bullet points to better understand the distinction.

    • As the name suggests, trading fees relate to trading activity specifically, including spreads, conversions, commissions, and fees for financing rates.

    • Non-trading fees are those costs which do not relate specifically to trading. Examples include withdrawal and inactivity fees.

    Next, we shared the most important fees at DEGIRO for each asset class. As an example, for stock investing, the main fees are commissions. 

    As part of our analysis of DEGIRO's costs, we compared them to those of similar brokers (eToro, IQ Option and Plus500). The criteria evaluated included the range of products offered, the fee schedule in place, and the client profile, among others. 

    Here we present a summary of the main conclusions reached on our analysis of trading fees for DEGIRO.

    Trading Fees At DEGIRO 

    Using the feeds for DEGIRO UK as the basis (since costs differ from country to country), DEGIRO has the lowest trading fees for all asset classes.

    ETF And Stock Fees 

    DEGIRO has one of the lowest ETF and stock fees on the market. 

    This broker has a list of ETFs which can be traded without fees once a month (you can opt between one sell or buy transaction). Beyond that, extra ETF transactions for the same product done in the same month have no commission (it applies for the same type of transaction as the first one, while the trade must total at least $/€1,000. 

    ETF And Stock Fees For A $2,000 Trade At DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    US Stock

    $0.6

    $1.5

    $0.0

    UK Stock

    $2.4

    $2.4

    $0.0

    German Stock

    $5.4

    $2.4

    $0.0

    The ETF, stock, and warrant fees are the same with this broker.  

    The trading fee is a flat fee to which a percentage of the traded volume is added. The only exception is for Canada or US customers, where the fee comes from the number of shares traded. The fee for European and Asian markets is higher. 

    ETF, Stock, And Warrant Fees At DEGIRO 

    Market

    Commission

    Max

    United Kingdom

    £1.75 + 0.014%

    £5

    USA

    €0.5 + $0.004/share

    -

    Germany – XETRA

    €4 + 0.05%

    €60

    Germany – Zertifikate-Börse Frankfurt

    €2 + 0.11%

    -

    Germany – Frankfurt (Stocks) 

    €7.5 + 0.09% 

    -

    Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

    €4 + 0.05%

    €60

    Canada

    €2 + CAD 0.01 per share

    -

    Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore

    €10 + 0.06%

    -

    Poland

    €5 + 0.16%

    -

    Hungary, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey

    €10 + 0.16%

    -

    ETFs

    €2 + 0.03% 

    -

    Free ETFs

    1 free trade/month

    -

    If you are looking for a short sale or stock trading, take a look at DEGIRO's financing rates. 

    A financing or margin rate is a fee which is charged when you short a stock or use margin. It signifies that you borrow stocks or money from your broker to trade. This borrowed capital or money comes with interest that you have to repay. Bear in mind that this can turn out to be a significant amount of your trading costs. 

    DEGIRO has low financing rates, but they can differ depending on the currency of your margin account. 

    Yearly Financing Rates for Futures, Options, and Stocks at DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    USD Margin Rate

    3.1%

    2.6%

    -

    GBP Margin Rate

    1.9%

    2.0%

    -

    EUR Margin Rate

    0.8%

    1.5%

    -

    The rates listed above are the same for futures and options trading. 

    Fund Fees 

    Overall, this broker has low fund fees. 

    Fees For a $2,000 Fund Purchase at DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Mutual Fund

    $10.30

    $25.00

    -

    As is the case with stocks, DEGIRO has volume-based and flat fees for funds. The flat fees are higher for several non-listed funds. 

    Fund Commission Costs at DEGIRO 

    Mutual Funds

    Commission

    Annual Fee

    Euronext Fund Services

    €7.5 + 0.10%

    0.2%

    Non-Exchange Listed Investment Funds (STP)

    €7.5 + 0.10%

    0.2%

    Non-Exchange Listed Investment Funds (Non-STP)

    €75.00 + 0.10%

    0.2%

    FundShare Cash Funds / Morgan Stanley Liquidity Funds

    Free

    Free

    Bond Fees 

    Overall, this broker has low bond fees. 

    Fees for a $10,000 Government Bond Trade at DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    US Treasury Bond

    -

    $7.50

    -

    EU Government Bond

    $10.50

    $15.00

    -

    You can look at the volume-based pricing in the table below: 

    Bond Commission Pricing At DEGIRO 

    Market

    Commission

    Germany – Xetra / Frankfurt 

    €5 + 0.05%

    The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, France

    €2 + 0.06% 

    OTC Bonds (i.e. Norwegian)

    €35 + 0.03%

    Options Fees 

    DEGIRO has low options fees. Similar brokers have higher trading commissions for this asset class. 

    Stock Index Options Fees Of 10 Contracts At DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    US Stock Index Options

    $5.00

    $15.00

    -

    UK Stock Index Options

    -

    $18.00

    -

    German Stock Index Options

    $9.90

    $16.50

    -

    DEGIRO has volume-based options fees, meaning that the commission you pay depends on the number of contracts you purchase. 

    Costs For Stock Index Options At DEGIRO 

    Market

    Commission

    USA - CME, CBOT, CBOE, NYMEX, COMEX

    $0.50 / contract

    Germany

    €0.75 / contract

    Spain

    €1.50 / contract

    The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal

    €2.00 / contract

    Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark 

    €0.50 / contract

    Other Countries

    €2.00 / contract

    Option Exercise / Assignment

    €1.00 / contract

    Future Fees 

    DEGIRO has low future fees, too. When compared to TradeStation Global, they are lower in the German and US markets, but higher in the UK market. 

    Stock Index Futures Commission of 10 Contracts at DEGIRO 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    US Stock Index Futures

    $5.00

    $17.50

    -

    UK Stock Index Futures

    $27.50

    $11.40

    -

    German Stock Index Futures

    $8.30

    $14.90

    -

    As is the case with options, the futures commissions rely on the number of contracts you purchase: 

    Futures

    Trading Fee

    NYSE Liffe - Amsterdam, Brussel, Lisbon, Paris

    €2.50 / contract

    EUREX main indices - EURO STOXX 50, DAX, DAX Mini 

    €0.75 / contract

    EUREX other stock indices

    €2.50 / contract

    USA - CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX

    $0.50 / contract

    MEFF (Spain)

    €1.50 / contract

    Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark

    €0.50 / contract

    Cryptocurrency Fees 

    DEGIRO allows you to buy cryptocurrency exclusively through ETNs (exchange-traded notes). When we reviewed this broker, users were allowed to trade with Ethereum and Bitcoin ETNs on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The trading fee here is 0.058% + €4, but a maximum of €60. For further information on Crypto ETNs, take a look at our crypto blog posts. 

    Non-Trading Fees 

    DEGIRO has low non-trading fees. There are no withdrawal, deposit, inactivity, account, or custody fees. 

    Non-Trading Fees at DEGIRO  



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Account Fee

    No

    No

    No

    Inactivity Fee

    No

    No

    Yes

    Deposit Fee

    $0

    $0

    $0

    Withdrawal Fee

    $0

    $0

    $0

    The disadvantage is the Exchange Connectivity Fee. This fee is for trading outside your home market. You will pay a maximum of 0.25% of the total account worth (with a maximum charge of €2.50) for the calendar year for each exchange, except for the London Stock Exchange. The connectivity fee for US options is €5 for each transaction done per calendar month. 

    A currency conversion fee is applied when the currency in your account is different from the one of the assets you plan to purchase. DEGIRO allows you to manage this manually or automatically. Still, the costs for these two options differ: 

    • DEGIRO charges 0.1% of the transaction value for automatic currency conversions. 
    • DEGIRO charges €10 plus 0.02% of the amount for manual currency conversions. 

    We advise avoiding the latter option due to the high fees for low amounts. 

    2. Account Opening 

    DEGIRO has no minimum deposit required. 

    However, since March 25, 2020, it has a waiting list for new clients. To verify this process, we applied for several accounts, but at the moment, we are still on the waiting list. 

    Good:

    • Fully Digital
    • No Minimum Deposit

    Bad:

    • Slow
    • None of the test accounts have been onboarded yet


    New Accounts At DEGIRO 

    As mentioned above, starting with March 25, 2020, DEGIRO implemented a temporary waiting list for new accounts until further notice. This restriction appeared due to the numerous new client registrations in a heavily volatile market. As such, we concluded that opening an account at DEGIRO may take much longer, but we can't tell how long exactly. We will continue to update this review when new information appears. 

    Minimum Deposit 

    DEGIRO has no minimum depositIt is an excellent broker for those looking to invest smaller amounts. 

    Account Types 

    DEGIRO has several account types. These are: 

    • Custody 
    • Basic 
    • Active 
    • Trader 
    • Day Trader 

    Additional details on account types are featured below. As an example, Day Trader comes with many services, while Custody provides only a few. Trading costs are the same for each account. 

    Account Types At DEGIRO: 


    Custody

    Basic

    Active

    Trader

    Day Trader

    Trade: Shares, Bonds, Investment Funds, and Trackers (ETFs)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Trade: Leveraged Products and Warrants

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Buying on margin

    No

    No

    Yes (up to 50% of your available margin)

    Yes (up to 100% of your available margin)

    Yes (up to 100% of your available margin with additional margin during trading hours)

    Going short

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Trade Derivatives (Options and Futures)

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Free real-time prices on Euronext exchanges

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Free dividend and coupon processing

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Not all accounts are available in all countries. 

    When we reviewed DEGIRO, there was no tax-free account option like DEGIRO ISA or other account types in some European countries. We found two exceptions: the Netherlands, where you can create a pension account, and Sweden, where you can use an ISK account. 

    Opening An Account At DEGIRO 

    Opening an account with DEGIRO is simple, fast, and digital. Your account will be ready in up to 24 hours. 

    For registration purposes, you will need: 

    • A copy of your ID card or passport 
    • The bank account number from which you will fund the investment account. 

    After this initial stage, you will have to go through three additional verifications before your account is activated: 

    • Perform an appropriateness test.  
    • Agree to the conditions for real-time prices. 
    • Transfer money to your investment account. 

    3. Withdrawals and Deposits 

    DEGIRO has no fee for withdrawals and deposits if done through a bank transfer. 

    The downside is that you cannot deposit with a debit or credit card. 

    Good:

    • No Withdrawal Fee
    • No Deposit Fee
    • Various Account Base Currencies

    Bad:

    • Debit Or Credit Card Not Available


    Account Base Currencies 

    DEGIRO lets you opt from 9 base currencies. These are DKK, CHF, NOK, GBP, EUR, CZK, SEK, HUF, and PLN. 

    DEGIRO's Base Currencies Vs. Similar Brokers 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Base Currencies

    9

    20

    1

    With this broker, the base currency of your account is the currency of your home country. For example, if you create a GBP account and register it at www.degiro.co.uk as a UK citizen, you are not allowed to have more than one base currency for one account. 

    However, you can create another DEGIRO account in a different currency if you have a bank account in your name in the country of that currency. As an example, a UK citizen can set up a Swedish krona account if he has a bank account in Sweden. Also, he will have to sign up for a DEGIRO trading account on the local DEGIRO website. 

    This information is vital because trading assets or depositing funds in the same currency as your bank account won't come with a conversion fee. 

    Options And Deposit Fees 

    You can fund your account with Trustly, an instant deposit service, or with a bank transfer. Clients from the Netherlands can use Sofort or iDEAL for immediate deposit. The disadvantage here is that debit or credit card deposits are not available. 

    Overall, a bank transfer takes up to 3 business days and a Trustly transfer only 30 minutes. 

    DEGIRO has no deposit fees. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Bank Transfer

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Debit Or Credit Card

    No

    No

    Yes

    Electronic Wallets

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    This broker has strict rules for bank transfer deposits. It only permits transfers from bank accounts in your name from accepted countries. 

    Withdrawal Options And Fees At DEGIRO 

    DEGIRO has no withdrawal fees.  

    You can withdraw funds with bank transfers, as Trustly is not available for this action. This broker's withdrawal options are the same as at its primary competitors. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Bank Transfer

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Debit Or Credit Card

    No

    No

    Yes

    Electronic Wallets

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Withdrawal Fee

    $0

    $0

    $5

    DEGIRO states that transferring funds to your bank account takes between 2 to 3 business days. When we tested this option, our funds arrived in our account within one business day. 

    You can transfer money to accounts in your name.  

    You can withdraw money only to accounts in your name by following these steps: 

    • Access the 'Deposit/ Withdraw Funds' section and click on the 'Withdrawal' tab. 
    • Choose the bank and DEGIRO account for the transfer. 
    • Submit the amount and a description. 
    • Click 'Transfer.' 

    4. Trading Platform 

    DEGIRO has a user-friendly and easy-to-understand web platform. 

    It is excellent for beginners since it is easy to navigate. The downside is that there are no price alerts. For a better understanding and comparison you can check out our best trading platforms in UAE article.

    Good:

    • Easy-To-Understand Web Platform
    • Clear Fee Report
    • Two-Step Authentication

    Bad:

    • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
    • No Alerts For Prices

    Trading Platform

    Rating

    Available

    Web

    4/5 Stars

    Yes

    Mobile

    4.5/ 5 Stars

    Yes

    Desktop

    -

    No

    This web platform from DEGIRO is available in your local language. As an example, if you create an account from Germany, the platform will be German. 

    Look And Feel 

    This platform is excellent for executing trades, but it's not the most advanced on the market. 

    It has a reliable and user-friendly design, but it doesn't feature any customization options. 

    Security And Login 

    You can select between a one-step or a two-step authentication process. The two-step login is offered via Google Authenticator. We advise you to use the latter, as it is the most secure option. 

    Search Features 

    The search functions at DEGIRO are reliable. If you submit the name of a product, you will receive a list of matching items, classified by asset class. Also, you can check the currency the product is available in and the stock market. Or you can filter the search result depending on the chosen asset class. 

    Placing Orders 

    You can choose between various order types, but not all are available for each tradable instrument: 

    • Limit 
    • Market 
    • Stop loss 
    • Stop limit 

    If you need additional information on standard order types, you can read our overview. 

    You can opt between two order time frames: 

    • Day 
    • Good-till-cancelled (GTC) 

    Notifications And Alerts 

    You can request order confirmation by email, but you cannot use text message alerts. Also, there is no price alert setting. 

    Fee Reports And Portfolio 

    DEGIRO has transparent and well-designed fee reports and portfolios. You can check what items you own and the fees paid for the transaction.  

    5. Mobile Trading Platform 

    DEGIRO has an average mobile platform with a user-friendly and simple design. 

    Good:

    • User-Friendly
    • Two-Step Authentication
    • Reliable Search Function

    Bad:

    • No Alerts For Prices
    • No Biometric Authentication

    The mobile trading platform is available in the same language as your account.  

    Look And Feel 

    The design for DEGIRO's mobile trading platform is excellent and intuitive. 


    Security And Login 

    DEGIRO offers safe login, as you can opt for two-step authentication via the web platform. 

    However, you cannot opt for biometric authentication, even though this feature would be more convenient. 

    Search Features 

    Search features on the DEGIRO app are useful, but they represent its weakest link. You can customize search depending on the asset class. But it can get confusing if you type 'Apple,' as it is not clear if you're choosing an option or equity. 

    Placing Orders 

    Placing orders is the same as on the web platform. 

    Notifications And Alerts 

    You can receive order confirmation notifications via email. There are no price alerts available. 

    6. Desktop Trading Platform 

    DEGIRO has no desktop trading platform. 

    7. Markets and Products 

    DEGIRO allows its users to trade distinct products and use many markets. Forex and CFD trading is not available. 

    Asset Classes At Degiro 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Stock

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    ETF

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Forex

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Fund

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Bond

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Options

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Futures

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    CFD

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Crypto

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    DEGIRO provides a varied range of products including futures and stocks. However, it is not possible to trade CFDs or forex. This broker is competitive when it comes to futures, options, and stocks. The downside, however, is that the selectin of bond and funds is average. 

    ETFs And Stocks 

    DEGIRO allows you to use over 5,000 ETFs, along with 30 stock exchanges. You not only get access to the most prominent international markets, but also some of the smaller stock exchanges in Europe. Beyond that, you can trade with penny stocks. 

    There are fewer ETFs and stocks at DEGIRO than TradeStation Global but much more than at eToro. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Stock Markets

    30

    78

    16

    ETFs

    5,400

    13,000

    145

    Funds 

    Mutual fund selection with this broker is limited when compared to TradeStation Global. You can opt from mutual funds provided by market leaders such as Vanguard or BlackRock. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Fund Providers

    68

    260

    -

    Bonds 

    Government and corporate bonds are available at DEGIRO. However, when compared to TradeStation Global, the options are limited (eToro doesn't offer bonds.) 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Bonds

    870

    472,900

    -

    Options 

    DEGIRO offers a competitive selection of 13 options markets. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Options Markets

    13

    33

    -

    Futures 

    This broker has limited futures market coverage when compared to TradeStation Global. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Futures Markets

    15

    32

    -

    Cryptocurrency 

    ETN instruments allow you to buy ether and bitcoin on the Swedish stock exchange. Check our blog for more information about the cryptocurrency investing market. 



    DEGIRO

    TradeStation Global


    eToro

    Cryptocurrency

    4

    2

    17

    8. Research 

    The range of research options available at DEGIRO is limited to a basic news feed and a standard charting tool.

    Good:

    • Data on asset fundamentals

    Bad:

    • No trading ideas

    Trading Ideas 

    DEGIRO does not provide trading ideas, but they are on the way in the near future. 

    Fundamental Data 

    Some products come with fundamental data. 

    Charting 

    Although the charting feature available on DEGIRO is average, this is enough for an execution-only trading platform. Straightforward to use, it features over 20 technical indicators, which can be saved. 

    News Feed 

    Despite the news feed section covering only the bare essentials, the market news published on its mobile and web platforms is reliable. It can be accessed by navigating to the trading platform's main landing page or in the product data sheet with relevant news. 

    9. Customer Service 

    Basic customer support is provided in several languages by phone. However, the disadvantage is that there is no 24/7 or live chat availability. 

    Good:

    • Phone support
    • Knowledgeable answers

    Bad:

    • No live chat
    • No 24/7 support

    DEGIRO has an email and phone customer service, but no live chat option. 

    The key benefit here is that you can contact customer support in any of the languages spoken in the 18 countries supported. 

    With rapid response times and comprehensive and helpful answers, we found the level of customer service at DEGIRO to be good. Nevertheless, with a standard response time of two days, the level of email support was not as impressive.

    Unfortunately, there is also no customer service available at DEGIRO on weekends. Support is limited to between 07.00 hrs and 21.00 hrs, Monday to Friday 

    10. Education 

    The education services offered by DEGIRO are of average standard. There is a limited set of instruments available through the UK and Dutch websites. 

    Good:

    • Trading platform tutorial
    • Educational videos

    Bad:

    • No demo account
    • Available only in Dutch and English

    You can learn with: 

    • Platform tutorial videos 
    • General educational videos 

    Several video tutorials teach you about standard topics such as order terms or asset classes. You can also access further information about trading at DEGIRO, such as how to buy stocks using the DEGIRO web platform. 

    There are several missing services, including demo accounts, webinars, and educational articles.

    11. Safety 

    A licensed investment company, DEGIRO has several top-tier licenses in place. 

    Good:

    • Several top-tier licenses

    Bad:

    • No banking license
    • No stock exchange listing
    • Financial data is not public


    DEGIRO Regulations 

    Headquartered in the Netherlands and founded in 2008, DEGIRO is licensed by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and the Netherlands Authority For The Financial Markets (AFM). There are additional regulations from countries where DEGIRO provides its services. For example, DEGIRO is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom. 

    DEGIRO Safety 

    When it comes to DEGIRO safety concerns, it is best to check the following: 

    • Protection if something goes wrong 

    • Background of the broker 

    Account Protection At DEGIRO 

    Creating an account at DEGIRO gets you investor protection for up to €20,000. 

    Country

    Protection

    Regulator

    Legal Entity

    All countries

    €20,000

    Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)

    DEGIRO B.V.

    Please note that there is no negative balance protection available. 

    Background 

    DEGIRO was founded in 2008. It has several years of experience in the market. It is one of the more successful brokers and has overcome previous financial crises.  

    Almost all the products you can trade with DEGIRO are exchange-traded. Hence, there is no counterparty risk with DEGIRO. It signifies that if DEGIRO defaults, your assets will be safe.  

    Bottom Line 

    DEGIRO is an excellent choice for those searching for a user-friendly platform and low fees. It is more affordable than leading European competitors. Also, only TradeStation Global competes with DEGIRO's prices closely. The account creation process is fast, and in most cases, it gets approved in 24 hours. Overall, this is the best trading platform for European clients. 

    On the downside, the research tools and education materials on offer are average. There are no forex trading services available, and you can only withdraw and deposit funds by bank transfer. Since March 2020, a waiting list has been imposed for all new accounts. 

    Overall, DEGIRO is an excellent online broker choice, as it has no inactivity fees or minimum deposit. 

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    Providers were also required to fill out a multi-point survey regarding every aspect of their platform. In-person demonstrations and evaluations were provided by the majority of the online providers we reviewed.

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