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 Hargreaves Lansdown.
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 Hargreaves Lansdown hold a 3.50 star rating.
Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Hargreaves Lansdown supports ISA, ISA - Junior, 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. Both AJ Bell Youinvest and Hargreaves Lansdown provide clients with access to 1 total charting tools. AJ Bell Youinvest trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 10 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 20 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 10. Hargreaves Lansdown 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. Both AJ Bell Youinvest and Hargreaves Lansdown offer fund research reports.
Overall, between AJ Bell Youinvest and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner
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