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AJ Bell Youinvest vs Halifax 2019

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Is AJ Bell Youinvest better than Halifax? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, AJ Bell Youinvest is better than Halifax. AJ Bell Youinvest offers low-cost trading for frequent traders, quality in-house research, as well as impressive mobile trading applications; however, the downside is that the company offers an average trading platform and basic education resources.

Overall Rating

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Overall 4 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Halifax
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£9.95 £12.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£4.95 £12.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£4.95 £12.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter) £0
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£9.95 £25.00
ETFs - Fee
£9.95 £12.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
£9.95 £12.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£29.95 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Halifax
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 91
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
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Research

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

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Halifax
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 4
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Education

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

Overall

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Halifax
AJ Bell Youinvest Review Halifax Review
Overall 4 3.5
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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 Halifax.

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. Halifax is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over AJ Bell Youinvest's 3.50 star rating.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Halifax provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while AJ Bell Youinvest provides clients access to 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 and Halifax offer the same number of charting tools, 1. Halifax boasts an offering of 43 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to AJ Bell Youinvest's 10 available indicators. Halifax makes basic stock alerts available to clients, 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 makes fund research reports available to clients, while Halifax does not.

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

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