DIF Broker was founded in 1999, with a vision to offer personalized brokerage services via innovative technology. The broker offers services to thousands of clients in over 20 countries, and is regulated by the Portuguese CMVM. Day traders can access thousands of CFD instruments to trade on a powerful proprietary platform.
DEGIRO is a Netherlands-headquartered broker with millions of users and authorization from leading regulators, including the BaFin and FCA. Clients can access global exchanges anytime, anywhere, and on any device. DEGIRO offers stock trading with exceptionally low fees and a huge range of markets. DEGIRO are not CFD brokers and do not offer CFDs.
Investing involves risk of loss
Comment by Reviewer
"After exploring the platform, I think that DIF Broker's unique focus on innovation, technology and customer support will suit both casual and high-volume investors. That said, I think the broker's competitive fees will be particularly advantageous for dedicated stock traders."
"Degiro is perfect for low-cost stock trading on US, UK and European markets with a straightforward platform and app. Casual investors will appreciate that there are no inactivity fees while long-term traders will rate the wide selection of ETFs."
DIF Brokers offers a powerful and intutive proprietary trading terminal which I enjoyed using, with 40+ technical indicators and advanced graphical objects
I'm thoroughly impressed with the vast product catalog of 30,000+ CFD instruments including stocks, forex, futures and indices
I feel fairly confident in the broker's established reputation, long history in the financial industry, and CMVM regulatory oversight
I find fees at DIF broker very transparent and fair, coming in at 0.07% for Euronext Lisbon stock CFDs
Low minimum deposit
Multiple account currencies
Commission-free stock trading
Access 50 exchanges in 30 countries
Beginner-friendly platform and app
Regulated by BaFin and FCA
No inactivity fee
90+ global awards
2+ million users
I'm disappointed that the minimum deposit requirement of €2000 will price out most beginners, and the lack of any educational content is a further setback
The demo account is restricted to a time limit of 15 days, which is disappointing and far lower than most of the brokers I have reviewed
I think it's a bit of an oversight that the live chat customer support is only available to customers after they have registered
Those looking to diversify into the digital asset industry will be disappointed that crypto trading is not available
No copy trading
No demo account
No MT4 integration
No CFD trading
Few payment methods
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DIF Broker offers an impressive total of 30,000+ CFD instruments, which is far more than many brokers I review. That said, I think it's a shame that there's no additional tools or resources on offer for CFD traders.
CFD trading not offered
N/A (Flat fee applies)
I was particularly impressed to see a huge range of 180 major, minor and exotic currency pairs at DIF Broker. I was able to access sensible leverage up to 1:30 and no commission fees. Average spreads are OK but not the most competitive, coming in at around 1 pip for EUR/USD and 1.1 pip on GBP/USD.