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IG Group vs Alliance Trust Savings 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Alliance Trust Savings better than IG Group? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, IG Group is better than Alliance Trust Savings. Founded in 1974 and respected as one of the most trusted brokers in the world, IG has been offering share dealing since 2014, providing traders low costs, quality trading tools, and access to over 9,000 shares across the globe.

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Overall Rating

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £9.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £9.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £9.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 £120.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £9.99
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £9.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £9.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £50.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes 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
19 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
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Research

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
No Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
No Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 3 3.5
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Investments

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
No Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Banking Services
No No
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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Education

Feature IG Group Alliance Trust Savings
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 4.5 3.5
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Overall

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Overall 4.5 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 IG Group.

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. IG Group received a rating of 4.50 stars over Alliance Trust Savings's 4.00 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 IG Group offers clients ISA, SIPP 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. IG Group boasts an offering of 19 charting tools compared to Alliance Trust Savings's 1 available charting tools. Alliance Trust Savings trails IG Group by 16 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG Group offering 26 and Alliance Trust Savings offering 10. IG Group has basic stock alerts, Alliance Trust Savings doesn't. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Alliance Trust Savings makes fund research reports available to clients, while IG Group does not.

Overall, between Alliance Trust Savings and IG Group, IG Group is the winner.

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