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Trading 212 Vs. Saxo Bank - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

Saxo Bank is a Danish investment bank operating since 1992. It is one of the most regulated brokerages in the world with an exceptional selection of financial instruments.

Best For
  • Passive investors looking to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
  • Professional investors looking to trade a variety of markets
  • High net worth traders or investors
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
The Good
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
  • Exceptional selection of financial instruments at one place
  • 2 highly-customizable proprietary trading platforms
  • API integration for 3rd party services like Excel or TradingView
The Bad
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
  • High minimum deposit for certain countries
  • Withdrawals via bank transfer only
  • High fees on options and futures
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 4 Days
📋 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
2004 1992
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ From 500 € to 2,000 € depending on residence
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 26 - AED, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNH, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, LTL, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, TRY, USD, ZAR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US,BR,ES,IN,KE,MX,NG,PK,ZA
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
  • Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds.
📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 30,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 182
📗 Commodities
25 19 (CFDs)
📕 Indices
35 29 (CFDs)
📔 ETFs
1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 5,400+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 9
📒 Bonds
N/A 5,000+
📓 Options
N/A 3,000+
📗 Futures
N/A 300+
📝 Notes:

Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

N/A
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies by Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$500 $1,000 (0.01 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:66
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes (Investing Account) Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes (through API)
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Up to $150 after 6 months of inactivity, £25 after one quarter in the UK

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

$0.02/share (min $10) for US Stocks, from 0.10% (min €10) for other equity markets, €4 per futures contract

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips 0.8 Pips average - 0.4 for VIPs
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
N/A N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No