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IG vs AJ Bell Youinvest 2020

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Is AJ Bell Youinvest better than IG? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, IG is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. IG delivers a winning share dealing experience by combining excellent trading tools and competitive commissions (£5.00 - £8.00 per trade) with a user-friendly mobile app. Our testing found that IG excels with its trading platform, which includes excellent charting, screening, and technical analysis.

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Overall Rating

Feature IG AJ Bell Youinvest
Overall 4.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature IG AJ Bell Youinvest
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£3 to £8 £9.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.00 £4.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.00 £4.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£96 (can reduce by trading) 0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £9.95
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £9.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £9.95
Telephone Dealing Fee
£40.00 £29.95
Commissions & Fees 4.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG AJ Bell Youinvest
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3
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Research

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

Feature IG AJ Bell Youinvest
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 4 3
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Education

Feature IG AJ Bell Youinvest
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Education 4 3.5

Overall

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Overall 4.5 4
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs IG.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, IG offers better pricing than AJ Bell Youinvest for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - IG is cheaper. IG would only cost £96.00 each year while AJ Bell Youinvest would cost £149.40.

3 Trades Per Month - IG is less expensive under this scenario. IG would cost £108.00 per year while AJ Bell Youinvest would cost £388.20.

10 Trades Per Month - IG is the better choice. Annual fees with IG would total £360, while annual fees with AJ Bell Youinvest would be £624.

20 Trades Per Month - IG costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with IG would equal £720, while AJ Bell Youinvest would equal £1218.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

IG offers a more diverse selection of investment options than AJ Bell Youinvest. IG offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP and Share Trading. Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that AJ Bell Youinvest is better for research than IG. AJ Bell Youinvest offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both AJ Bell Youinvest and IG, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, IG offers a better share dealing platform.

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

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