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IG vs AJ Bell Youinvest 2020

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Is IG better than AJ Bell Youinvest? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, 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 features.
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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
£8.00 £9.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £4.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £4.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 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
28 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
No 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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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 IG.

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. IG's score is 4.50 stars versus AJ Bell Youinvest's 4.00 stars.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

Scenario 1 - 1 trade per month, for a total of 12 trades per year. IG would charge £96 while AJ Bell Youinvest would charge £149.40.

Scenario 2 - 3 trades per month, for a total of 36 trades per year. AJ Bell Youinvest would charge £388.20 while IG would charge £288.

Scenario 3 - 120 trades per year, or 10 trades per month. AJ Bell Youinvest charges £624 and IG charges £600.

Scenario 4 - 20 trades per month, for a total of 240 trades per year. AJ Bell Youinvest would charge £1218 while IG would charge £1200.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and IG supports ISA, SIPP 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. AJ Bell Youinvest trails IG by 18 total charting tools, with IG offering 19 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 1. AJ Bell Youinvest trails IG by 18 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG offering 28 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 10. IG 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 has fund research reports, IG doesn't.

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

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 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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