It gives me great pleasure to publish the first annual StockBrokers.com UK Brokers Review, written exclusively for residents of the United Kingdom.
The process of reviewing UK online brokers began in September 2016. Over the past seven months, I have collected a significant amount of data and formed studied opinions on stockbroking services in the UK. Many hours have been dedicated to research and the close examination of broker websites, platforms, tools, research, and customer support.
StockBrokers.com prides itself on conducting thorough research and acquiring a true client experience. As a trader and institutional research analyst, I understand the needs and demands of investors.
For the 2017 UK Brokers Review, ten UK-based, regulated online share-dealing brokerages were assessed within seven primary categories: Commissions & Fees, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer Service, Investment Offering, Mobile Trading, and Education. More than 140 variables were analyzed for each broker.
To narrow down your broker selection, read the “Best in Class” commentary and individual UK broker reviews. Then compare your narrowed-down selections side-by-side with the comparison tool to make a final selection.
Since its inception back in 2011, StockBrokers.com has helped over three million US investors research and compare US-based online brokers. Now, in 2017, I am thrilled to lead the way and help you find the best UK-based brokerage for your personal needs.
Our “Best in Class” awards highlight the top three UK brokers for seven unique categories. For each section there is a category winner which is listed below the title. Click on a category name to learn more about that section and see the top three dealers.
All broker participants were assessed on 124 different variables across 7 core areas: Platforms & Tools, Research, Offering of Investments, Commissions & Fees, Customer Service, Education, Mobile Trading. Please read our in-depth share dealer reviews including proprietary analysis, clear screenshots, lists of client features, and detailed commission fee structure breakdowns.
Each year there are share dealing brokers that we want to recognize for standing out from the crowd. These firms received the following industry awards for 2017.
In total, 1,536 data points were gathered to rate and rank dealer participants. To determine an Overall winner for self-directed investing, we assessed each of the following categories:
Click on any category name to filter firms results by that category. For more information, see How We Test.
|Brokers||Commissions & Fees||Offering of Investments||Platform & Tools||Research||CustomerService||MobileTrading||Education||Overall Rating|
|TD Direct Investing|
|AJ Bell Youinvest|
|Alliance Trust Savings|
|Charles Stanley Direct|