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DEGIRO vs eToro 2021

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Is DEGIRO better than eToro? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, DEGIRO is better than eToro. DEGIRO offers cheap stock trading on a modest trading platform. Fees for trading funds, however, are more costly, and the broker lags competitors in fundamental research and education.


Overall Rating

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4
Offering of Investments 3.5 3.5
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
Research 2.5 3
Education 3.5 3
DEGIRO Review eToro Review
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Trading Fees

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Minimum Deposit
£0.00 37 (USD50)
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.20% £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
€ 2.00 + 0.06% N/A
ETFs - Fee
€2 + 0.03% £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Investment Trusts - Fee
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) N/A
Telephone Dealing Fee
£ 10.25 + 0.014%, max £5 (for LSE) N/A

Platforms & Tools

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
13 66
Charting - Drawing Tools
9 13
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes

Research

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes No
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
No No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes

Investments

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No Yes
Funds
Yes No
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes No
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No No

Education

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes

Overall

Feature DEGIRO eToro
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4
Offering of Investments 3.5 3.5
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
Research 2.5 3
Education 3.5 3
DEGIRO Review eToro Review
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For our 2021 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare DEGIRO vs eToro.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, DEGIRO offers better pricing than eToro for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - DEGIRO is cheaper. DEGIRO would only cost £29.40 each year while eToro would cost £154.00.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is less expensive under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £88.20 per year while eToro would cost £154.00.

10 Trades Per Month - eToro is the better choice. Annual fees with eToro would total £154, while annual fees with DEGIRO would be £294.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with DEGIRO would equal £12.25, while eToro would equal £154.00.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

DEGIRO offers a more diverse selection of investment options than eToro. DEGIRO offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that eToro is better for research than DEGIRO. eToro offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both DEGIRO and eToro, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, eToro offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: DEGIRO

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