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Fidelity International vs Alliance Trust Savings 2019

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Is Alliance Trust Savings better than Fidelity International? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 100 different variables, Alliance Trust Savings is better than Fidelity International. Alliance Trust Savings will likely appeal to longer-term investors in search of discounted fees; however, this comes at the expense of a particularly poor overall client experience.

Overall Rating

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Overall 3 3.5
Fidelity International Review Alliance Trust Savings Review

Trading Fees

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
N/A £9.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
N/A £9.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
N/A £9.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.35% £120.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £9.99
ETFs - Fee
0.10% £9.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% £9.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£0.00 £50.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4

Platforms & Tools

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
0 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes
Platform & Tools 2.5 3.5

Research

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Research - Shares
No Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 3.5

Investments

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading
No Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes No
Offering of Investments 3 3.5

Education

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

Overall

Feature Fidelity International Alliance Trust Savings
Fidelity International Review Alliance Trust Savings Review
Overall 3 3.5
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, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Alliance Trust Savings vs Fidelity International.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. 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. Alliance Trust Savings's score is 4.00 stars versus Fidelity International's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Alliance Trust Savings alongside Fidelity International offer clients ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Alliance Trust Savings offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while Fidelity International has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. Fidelity International trails Alliance Trust Savings by 10 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Alliance Trust Savings offering 10 and Fidelity International offering 0. Alliance Trust Savings nor Fidelity International offers basic stock alerts. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Alliance Trust Savings and Fidelity International both offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Alliance Trust Savings and Fidelity International, Alliance Trust Savings is the winner.

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