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AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays Review

Steve Miley

By Steve Miley / May 16th, 2019

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Is AJ Bell Youinvest better than Barclays? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Barclays is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. Barclays is a reputable “one-stop shop” for share dealing and investments.

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Trading Fees

Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Commissions & Fees
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Platforms & Tools

Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Platform & Tools
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Research

Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Research
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Investments

Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Offering of Investments
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Education

Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Education
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Overall

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To find a right broker for share dealing, we spent seven months and hundreds of hours of assessing 12 different share dealing brokers based in the UK. Here, we will focus on two brokers and compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays.

Our comparison begins with the fees charged for dealing shares in the UK and being a client. The two main charges to focus on include the cost to place each trade alongside the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged (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 are rated 3.50 stars.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Barclays supports ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while AJ Bell Youinvest supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Also, some investors require a high-quality charting experience, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. AJ Bell Youinvest trails Barclays by 13 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 14 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 1. AJ Bell Youinvest trails Barclays by 142 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 10. Barclays offers basic stock alerts while AJ Bell Youinvest does not. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. AJ Bell Youinvest offers fund research reports while Barclays does not.

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

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