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Hargreaves Lansdown vs AJ Bell Youinvest Review

Steve Miley

Published by Steve Miley


Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

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

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 Hargreaves Lansdown 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 Hargreaves Lansdown supports ISA, ISA - Junior, 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. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 1. Hargreaves Lansdown offers its clients access to 20 different indicators (for example, volume) while AJ Bell Youinvest has 10 available indicators, a difference of 10.00. Hargreaves Lansdown 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 and Hargreaves Lansdown both offer fund research reports.

Overall, both AJ Bell Youinvest and Hargreaves Lansdown hold a 4.00 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Hargreaves Lansdown posted awards Best in Class - Offering of Investments and Best in Class - Customer Service in 2017, while AJ Bell Youinvest found itself with Best in Class - Mobile Trading.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platform & Tools
Research
Education
MobileTrading
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*
Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Advantage
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
Advantage
Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Advantage
Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Advantage
Overall
Advantage
Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown Review
 
4
3.5
4.5
3.5
4
3.5
3.5
 
£11.95
£8.95
£5.95
0.45%
£11.95
£11.95
£11.95
£20.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
20
1
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
4
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AJ Bell Youinvest
AJ Bell Youinvest Review
 
4
3.5
3.5
3.5
4
4
4.5
 
£9.95
£4.95
£4.95
0.25%
£9.95
£9.95
£9.95
£29.95
 
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
10
1
No
Yes
Yes
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Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
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4

All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/08/18 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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