After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching ten 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 DEGIRO.
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. DEGIRO received a rating of 4.50 stars over AJ Bell Youinvest's 3.50 stars.
Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and AJ Bell Youinvest supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior while DEGIRO supports none of these. 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. AJ Bell Youinvest offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while DEGIRO has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. DEGIRO boasts an offering of 23 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to AJ Bell Youinvest's 10 available indicators. Neither offers basic stock alerts. 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 DEGIRO does not.
Overall, AJ Bell Youinvest comes out on top with 4.00 stars over DEGIRO's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, AJ Bell Youinvest posted awards Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2017, while DEGIRO found itself with none of these.