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AJ Bell Youinvest vs Interactive Investor 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Interactive Investor better than AJ Bell Youinvest? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Interactive Investor is better than AJ Bell Youinvest. Interactive Investor lacks advanced charting and watchlists, but provides transparent pricing, brilliant fundamental research (provided by Morningstar) for stocks, funds, investment trusts, and ETFs, and exceptional automated technical analysis (provided by Recognia).

Overall Rating

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
Overall 4 4.5
AJ Bell Youinvest Review Interactive Investor Review

Trading Fees

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£9.95 £7.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£4.95 £3.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£4.95 £3.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.25% £119.88
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£9.95 £7.99
ETFs - Fee
£9.95 £7.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£9.95 £7.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£29.95 £40.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
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 11
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
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 Interactive Investor
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No Yes
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No Yes
Banking Services
No No
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
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Education

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 4 4
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Overall

Feature AJ Bell Youinvest Interactive Investor
AJ Bell Youinvest Review Interactive Investor Review
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 Interactive Investor.

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. Interactive Investor received a rating of 4.00 stars over AJ Bell Youinvest's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Interactive Investor supports ISA, ISA - Junior, 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. Interactive Investor trails AJ Bell Youinvest by 1 total charting tools, with AJ Bell Youinvest offering 1 and Interactive Investor offering 0. AJ Bell Youinvest trails Interactive Investor by 1 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Interactive Investor offering 11 and AJ Bell Youinvest offering 10. Interactive Investor 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 and Interactive Investor both offer fund research reports.

Overall, between AJ Bell Youinvest and Interactive Investor, Interactive Investor is the winner.

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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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