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Barclays vs Alliance Trust Savings 2019

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Is Alliance Trust Savings better than Barclays? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Barclays is better than Alliance Trust Savings. Barclays is a reputable “one-stop shop” for share dealing and investments.

Overall Rating

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Overall 4 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£6.00 £9.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£6.00 £9.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£6.00 £9.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.2% (minimum £48) £120.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£6.00 £9.99
ETFs - Fee
£6.00 £9.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£3.00 £9.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 £50.00
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
No No
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
67 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
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Research

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
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 3.5
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Investments

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes No
Offering of Investments 3.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Barclays Alliance Trust Savings
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
Yes No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 3.5 3.5
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Overall

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Overall 4 3.5
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To find a right broker for share dealing, we spent seven months and hundreds of hours of assessing 12 different share dealing brokers based in the UK. Here, we will focus on two brokers and compare Alliance Trust Savings vs Barclays.

Our comparison begins with the fees charged for dealing shares in the UK and being a client. The two main charges to focus on include the cost to place each trade alongside the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged (varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio). We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Alliance Trust Savings received a rating of 4.00 stars over Barclays's 3.50 stars.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Barclays offers clients ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while Alliance Trust Savings offers ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Also, some investors require a high-quality charting experience, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Alliance Trust Savings trails Barclays by 13 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 14 and Alliance Trust Savings offering 1. Alliance Trust Savings trails Barclays by 142 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and Alliance Trust Savings offering 10. Barclays offers basic stock alerts while Alliance Trust Savings does not. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Alliance Trust Savings offers fund research reports while Barclays does not.

Overall, between Alliance Trust Savings and Barclays, Barclays is the winner.

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