AAAFx vs Trading 212 - Online Brokerage Comparison

AAAFx vs Trading 212 | Broker Comparison

AAAFx vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
$300MT4, ZTP Web Trader55+HCMC
$1Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC

AAAFx vs Trading 212 Comparison

AAAFx is an ECN broker, which offers a core group of markets to trade on MetaTrader 4 (MT4). MT4 allows the trader to use and build Expert Advisors (EAs) which are online trading robots executing strategies in accordance with their programmed algorithms. AAAFx additionally provides a web trader, ZTP. While this is aimed at the trader who executes their own trade, it also supports automated trading via ZuluScripts. AAAFx lets the trader use social and copy trading via the ZuluTrade platform.

Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps on which it offer considerably more markets than AAAFx (though AAAFx has a competitive number for an ECN broker). While each provides CFD trading, Trading 212 additionally offers real Stocks and ETFs on its Invest account (i.e. they are not CFDs).

AAAFx is regulated by the HCMC in Greece.

Trading 212 is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and the FSC in Bulgaria.

Quick comparison

AAAFx offers MT4 and the ZTP web trader, supporting automated trading (and non-automated trading) on both platforms. Trading 212 provides a web trader and apps and offers a larger number of markets both as CFDs and real Stocks and ETFs.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for AAAFx is $300. The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£29 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£1).

  • AAAFx offers CFD trading. AAAFx provides an Islamic account. For deposits higher than $100,000, AAAFx offers Institutional accounts, which have lower commission charges. AAAFx provides support for social and copy trading via ZuluTrade.
  • Trading 212 has a CFD and an Invest account. Trading 212 provides Videos, News, Analysis and an Economic Calendar on its trading platform and its website.


  • AAAFx offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies and Bonds, with 55+ available.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

AAAFx has 30+ Forex Pairs. Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AAAFx offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, DASH, NEO, EOS and Monero.


Maximum leverage for AAAFx (HCMC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Trading 212 (FCA or FSC regulated) is .


  • AAAFx charges a commission of $10 per lot per side for Forex and $8 for CFDs. It is possible to request no commissions trading, with a resulting increase in spreads. The Institutional account charges commissions of $3 per lot per side for transaction where USD is the currency base.
  • Trading 212 does not charge commissions.

Online trading platforms

AAAFx offers ZTP and MT4 and apps. Trading 212 provides a web trader and apps.

Why AAAFx or Trading 212 ?

Traders who want to trade on MT4 and trade on a web trader can do so at AAAFx. Those who want to trade a larger number of markets, including both Stocks CFDs and real Stocks can do so at Trading 212, which provides a web trader and apps.

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Trading 212 additionally provides real Stocks to own on its Invest account
  • Trading 212 also provides Stocks CFDs (to trade)
  • AAAFx offers MT4
  • Both brokers provide web traders
  • Trading 212 has considerably more markets to trade
  • AAAFx has a competitive number for an ECN broker

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