About Steven Hatzakis

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Steven Hatzakis

Global Director of Online Broker Research, Partner

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Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Online Broker Research and Partner with Reink Media Group, parent of the StockBrokers.com portfolio brand. Passionate about helping consumers, Steven has spoken and moderated numerous forex and finance industry panels across the globe and has been gathering accolades and credentials in the finance industry for more than 20 years. He's served as a registered commodity futures representative for both domestic and internationally regulated brokerages, and he's held a Series III license in the U.S. as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) for more than 10 years.

Steven has published over 1,000 articles covering the forex industry, and he has been writing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency since the industry's infancy. Steven continues to contribute to open-source technology, consumer education, and self-regulatory initiatives.

During his free time, Steven enjoys reading and engineering applications related to math and cryptography, traveling, spearfishing, exercise and staying active.

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XTB UK Review

XTB's low fees and solid educational content will make it particularly attractive to newer investors. On the downside, it does not currently offer an ISA or SIPP, so you’re limited to trading through a general dealing account.

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Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

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Best UK Trading Platforms for Beginners of 2024

We compared 17 U.K. investment platforms over a 10-week period of firsthand testing and research, using 53 individual variables such as fees, charting tools and access to real-time data to make our final selection of top picks.

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Best Stock Trading Apps UK of 2024

The best UK mobile trading apps appeal to all levels of trading skill — beginner, active trader, and longer-term investor. Check out our top picks here.

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eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

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Vanguard UK Investor Review

Vanguard is basic in functionality and choice, but offers a very good service for less experienced investors and those looking for simple long-term investments – perhaps looking ahead to retirement.

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Trading 212 Review

Trading 212 is an investment platform that offers commission-free share dealing, making it a low-cost alternative to more traditional brokers. Investors looking for more diversification through mutual funds, another broker may be a better option.

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Saxo Markets Review

Saxo Markets’ trading platform is highly sophisticated and is used by private, professional and institutional investors. The global trading platform offers a huge range of international shares and funds across 50 global stock exchanges. The biggest downside is the cost, as its charges are significantly higher than its U.K. competitors.

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Lloyds Bank Review

A Lloyds Bank Share Dealing account may be an easy solution for current banking customers who want to invest. However, it trails the leading platforms in some key areas.

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Interactive Investor Review

The standout feature at Interactive Investor (ii), a major U.K. investment platform, is its low flat-rate fees. This is in contrast to other investment platforms, which typically favour percentage fees for fund investing, although more brokers are now opting for flat fees.

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