BUX Zero is an award-winning stock, ETF and crypto neobroker. With over 700,000 clients across Europe, this fintech start-up has become popular for its straightforward investment services aimed at beginners. The brokerage is headquartered in Amsterdam and is regulated by the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets.
Trade Republic is a German investment firm, with an intutive mobile app to trade stocks, ETFs, crypto, derivatives and more. The broker is regulated by the Federal Bank of Germany (BaFin) and provides commission-free execution on all assets. The brand has +1 million registered customers, with +€6 billion assets under management (AUM).
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"BUX Zero is a good choice for long-term European investors looking for thematic portfolios and fractional shares on a user-friendly mobile app."
"I think traders looking for an easy-to-use mobile trading app with auto investment options and savings plans should consider Trade Republic. However, after testing out the account, the lack of additional tools and resources was a major drawback for me."
Simple and transparent pricing from EUR 0.99 per share and a reasonable EUR 2.99 monthly service fee
Fractional investing available plus thematic pre-built plans covering interesting sectors such as Metaverse and Hydrogen
Well-presented knowledge centre with insight articles and videos, plus useful tools including a dividend calendar
Free deposits and withdrawals, plus get a free share up to a value of EUR 200 when you make your first deposit
Up to EUR 100,000 compensation under the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS)
We rated the easy-to-use app with clear navigation
No inactivity, withdrawal or deposit fees
It's good to see that Trade Republic is authorized and regulated by the Federal Bank of Germany (BaFin) with €100,000 compensation available per investor
I'm a fan of Trade Republic's sleek and modern mobile app with simple navigation and an easy-to-use interface
I think the commission-free pricing model on all assets with $0 minimum deposit and $1 minimum investment makes the broker ideal for beginners
Trade Republic offers a pretty impressive asset list including 8000+ international stocks, 500+ ETFs, 40,000+ derivatives and 50+ crypto coins
I also like that interest payments are available on uninvested cash balances
No desktop or web-based trading platform for detailed market analysis
Only Euro deposits and withdrawals permitted
No demo account to test the broker first
0.5% commission on crypto trades
Limited analysis tools vs competitors
I think it's a shame that there's no demo account or any educational content on offer for beginners
There are limited customer support options with no live chat or telephone contact
My tests found that Trade Republic is only available to European residents
Trade Republic offers a very good range of 50+ crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. I can trade 24/7 for as little as €1 and I'm pleased to see that cold wallet storage solutions are available for digital currency, regulated in Germany and Austria.