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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Alliance Trust Savings 2019

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Is Hargreaves Lansdown better than Alliance Trust Savings? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than Alliance Trust Savings. While Hargreaves Lansdown provides clients a rich offering of investments and services, its trading platform and education area struggle to justify the high commissions and fees charged.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Alliance Trust Savings
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £9.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £9.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £9.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% £120.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 £9.99
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £9.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 £9.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 £50.00
Commissions & Fees 3 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Alliance Trust Savings
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Alliance Trust Savings
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes 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 4.5 3.5
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Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown 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 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown 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)
No No
Education 3.5 3.5

Overall

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Alliance Trust Savings
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Overall 4.5 3.5
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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 Alliance Trust Savings vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

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. Alliance Trust Savings's score is 4.00 stars versus Hargreaves Lansdown'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 Hargreaves Lansdown supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while Alliance Trust Savings 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. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 1. Hargreaves Lansdown offers its clients access to 20 different indicators (for example, volume) while Alliance Trust Savings has 10 available indicators, a difference of 10. Hargreaves Lansdown offers basic stock alerts while Alliance Trust Savings does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Alliance Trust Savings alongside Hargreaves Lansdown offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Alliance Trust Savings and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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