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AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays 2019

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Is Barclays better than AJ Bell Youinvest? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Barclays is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. Barclays is a reputable “one-stop shop” for share dealing and investments.

Overall Rating

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Overall 4 4
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Trading Fees

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Barclays
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£9.95 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£4.95 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£4.95 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter) 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£9.95 £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£9.95 £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£9.95 £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£29.95 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
10 67
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
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Research

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Barclays
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 4.5
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Investments

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Barclays
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 3 3.5
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Education

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Barclays
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Education 3.5 4.5

Overall

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Overall 4 4
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After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching 12 different share dealing brokers, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays.

First, we will compare the fees charged for dealing in the UK. There are two primary fees: the cost to place each trade and the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged which varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Both AJ Bell Youinvest and Barclays share a rating of 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Barclays supports ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while AJ Bell Youinvest supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Next, some traders desire robust charting, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Barclays offers its clients access to 14 charting tools while AJ Bell Youinvest has 1 charting tools, a difference of 13. Barclays offers its clients access to 152 different indicators (for example, volume) while AJ Bell Youinvest has 10 available indicators, a difference of 142. Barclays makes basic stock alerts available to clients, while AJ Bell Youinvest does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. AJ Bell Youinvest makes fund research reports available to clients, while Barclays does not.

Overall, between AJ Bell Youinvest and Barclays, Barclays is the winner.

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