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IG vs AJ Bell Youinvest 2020

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Is AJ Bell Youinvest better than IG? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 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

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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
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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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs IG.

Which broker is cheaper: AJ Bell Youinvest or IG?

It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed 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.

1 Trade Per Month - IG only charges £96.00 while AJ Bell Youinvest charges £149.40.

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

10 Trades Per Month - IG is the cheaper option. Fees with IG would be £360 while fees with AJ Bell Youinvest would be £624.

20 Trades Per Month - IG costs less in this case. IG charges £720 while AJ Bell Youinvest charges £1218.

The annual management fee for each broker, which is a percentage of total assets, is as follows under a £30,000 portfolio AJ Bell Youinvest charges 0.25% (Max £7.50 per quarter) while IG charges £96 (can reduce by trading).

Does AJ Bell Youinvest or IG offer 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.

Is AJ Bell Youinvest or IG better for research?

Research helps traders analyze potential investments, examine market sentiment, and learn about companies on a high-level. 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: AJ Bell Youinvest or IG?

To compare the trading platforms of both AJ Bell Youinvest and IG, we tested each broker's trading tools. Overall, IG offers a better experience. Looking at charting, IG boasts an offering of 19 charting tools compared to AJ Bell Youinvest's 1 available charting tools. AJ Bell Youinvest trails IG by 20 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG offering 30 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 10.

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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