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AJ Bell Youinvest vs Hargreaves Lansdown 2019

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Is Hargreaves Lansdown better than AJ Bell Youinvest? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. While Hargreaves Lansdown provides clients a rich offering of investments and services, its trading platform and education area struggle to justify the high commissions and fees charged.

Overall Rating

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
Overall 4 4.5
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Trading Fees

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£9.95 £11.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£4.95 £8.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£4.95 £5.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter) 0.45%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£9.95 £11.95
ETFs - Fee
£9.95 £11.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
£9.95 £11.95
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£29.95 £20.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
10 26
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3 4
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Research

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No Yes
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 4.5
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Investments

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
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 4.5
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Education

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Hargreaves Lansdown
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

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Overall 4 4.5
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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 share a rating of 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Hargreaves Lansdown offers clients ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while AJ Bell Youinvest offers 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. Hargreaves Lansdown boasts an offering of 20 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to AJ Bell Youinvest's 10 available indicators. 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. AJ Bell Youinvest alongside Hargreaves Lansdown offer fund research reports.

Overall, between AJ Bell Youinvest and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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