Interactive Investor vs AJ Bell Comparison
For our 2022 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Interactive Investor vs AJ Bell.
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, Interactive Brokers offers better pricing than Interactive Investor 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.
5 trades per year - Interactive Investor would cost £119.88 per year, while AJ Bell would cost £82.5 per year.
12 trades per year - Interactive Investor would cost £119.88 per year, while AJ Bell would cost £161.4 per year.
36 trades per year - Interactive Investor would cost £263.64 (investor) 287.76 (super investor) per year, while AJ Bell would cost £400.2 per year.
120 trades per year - Interactive Investor would cost £766.8 (investor) 622.92 (super investor) per year, while AJ Bell would cost £636 per year.
3 fund trades per year - Interactive Investor would cost £119.88 per year, while AJ Bell would cost £79.5 per year.
Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?
Both Interactive Investor and AJ Bell offer ISA, SIPP, Share Trading, Funds, ETFs, Bonds - Corporate, Bonds - Government (Gilts) and Investment Trusts, neither have CFD Trading, Spread Betting, Crypto Trading and Advisor Services. Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.
Which broker offers better research?
Our testing concluded that Interactive Brokers is better for research than Interactive Investor. Interactive Brokers offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.
Which trading platform is better?
To compare the trading platforms of both Interactive Investor and AJ Bell, we tested each broker's website, trading platform, trading tools and stock trading app. All features compared, Interactive Brokers offers a better share dealing platform and Interactive Brokers offers a better stock app for mobile trading.
Overall winner: Interactive Brokers
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