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IG Vs. Freedom Finance - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 23 2022

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Overview

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

Freedom Finance is an equities broker founded in 2008 belonging to the parent group Freedom Holding Corp (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ exchange). Their specialty is providing access to more than 1 million stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options worldwide along with IPOs.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
  • Real equities traders looking to day-trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs
  • Long term investors looking to build a stocks or ETFs portfolio
  • Experienced investors that know which assets they are looking for
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
The Good
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
  • Over 1,500,000+ assets from several exchanges worldwide
  • All assets are real equities (they do not provide CFDs)
  • InvestIdeas section with great analysis on several high potential stocks
  • 3% per year in their savings D-account (Daily interest accrual)
The Bad
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
  • The use of SMS codes for authentication of basic operations can be an issue for frequent international travellers
  • Freedom Finance does not offers currencies, cryptocurrencies or spot commodities
  • No stock screener or tools to research and analyse stocks efficiently
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
1974 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From 0 to $300. 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

SY, IR. 

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No Yes
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Equities
Total Asset Offering
24,357 1,411,284
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
10,000 58,571
📙 Stock CFDs
10,000 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
210 0
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 0
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 0
📔 ETFs
2,000 1,500
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 0
📒 Bonds
0 191,959
📒 Bonds CFDs
19 0
📓 Options
0 1,153,234
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 6,020
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
30 3
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes, up to 2.5% for credit / debit cards.

💰 Commissions

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

Yes and the vary per account:

In their all inclusive USD account they charge,

  • 0.5% + $0.012 per share with a minimum  of $1.2 per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending

In their Smart in EUR account they charge,

  • 0.02€ per share with a minimum of 2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.05 for each SMS notification

In their Fix in EUR account, they charge,

  • 10€ Monthly account fee
  • 0.012€ per share with a minimum of 1.2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.03 for each SMS notification
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Unavailable
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Unavailable
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $1.03 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No