Personal Capital vs DEGIRO

Personal Capital vs DEGIRO Comparison Table 2024
Personal Capital DEGIRO
3.3

Personal Capital is #22 in our broker rankings.

2.8
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United States Flag Traders from US not accepted

Empower (formerly Personal Capital) is a popular, SEC-regulated US financial advisory and investment platform that offers pensions, ready-made investment plans and do-it-yourself, commission-free investing through a large range of mutual funds, ETFs, individual equities and fixed-income securities. The broker has an impressive 3.4 million clients.

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
"Personal Capital (now Empower) is a great option for investors seeking a flexible way to build an investment portfolio or pension plan. It is a particularly good fit for US traders owing to the SEC oversight." "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."
Pros
  • FDIC-insured cash account with no minimum balance requirement
  • Segregated client funds with a top-tier custodian bank
  • A wealth of free financial analysis and planning tools
  • Easy-to-use platform and financial dashboard
  • Well-known and popular investing platform
  • Strong regulatory oversight from SEC
  • Mobile app
  • 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
Cons
  • Wealth management services only for customers with $100,000+ in invested assets
  • No forex, futures or cryptocurrencies
  • An annual advisory fee of 0.89%
  • No demo account
  • US residents only
  • No copy trading
  • No demo account
  • No MT4 integration
  • No CFD trading
  • Few payment methods
Awards
  • Best for Portfolio Management 2020
  • Best Online Broker - Qualebroker 2022 (Italy)
  • Best Broker For ETFs And Investment Funds - Qualebroker 2022 (Italy)
  • Best Discount Broker - Broker Chooser 2022 (UK)
  • Best Broker For Stock Trading - Broker Chooser 2022 (UK)
Instruments
Stocks, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Fixed Income Stocks, ETFs, Bonds, Futures, Options, Warrants
Demo Account
No No
Minimum Deposit
$1 (Cash), $100,000 (Robo Advisor) $0
Trading Platforms
  • Own
  • Own
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
Variable Variable
Regulator
SEC BaFin, FCA
Margin Trading
No Yes
Margin Rate
4%
STP Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
DMA Account
No Yes
MAM Account
No No
PAMM Account
No No
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No No
AI / Machine Learning
No No
Robo Advisor
Yes No
Negative Balance Protection
No Yes
Market Maker
No No
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
No No
Mobile Apps
iOS & Android iOS, Android & Windows
Auto Trading
Yes (Auto Portfolios)
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
VPS Hosting
No No
Tournaments
No No
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
Yes Yes
Custodial Account
No Yes
Guaranteed Stop Loss
No No
Inactivity Fee
$0
Islamic Account
No No
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • SEK
  • NOK
  • DKK
  • CHF
  • PLN
  • CZK
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
Investing involves risk of loss
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