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Saxo Markets vs Alliance Trust Savings 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Saxo Markets better than Alliance Trust Savings? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Saxo Markets is better than Alliance Trust Savings. Saxo Markets provides a brilliant all-around share trading experience for UK residents. The fees for buying shares are not the cheapest; however, the SaxoTraderGO trading platform is excellent, and there’s an abundant selection of international products to trade.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Alliance Trust Savings
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £9.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £9.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £9.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.12% £120.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.08% £9.99
ETFs - Fee
N/A £9.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £9.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
N/A £50.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets 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
48 10
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
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Research

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

Feature Saxo Markets Alliance Trust Savings
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Banking Services
No No
Advisor Services
Yes No
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Saxo Markets 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 3 3.5
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Overall

Feature Saxo Markets 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 Saxo Markets.

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 received a rating of 4.00 stars over Saxo Markets'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 Saxo Markets supports ISA and SIPP 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. Saxo Markets boasts an offering of 17 charting tools compared to Alliance Trust Savings's 1 available charting tools. Saxo Markets offers its clients access to 48 different indicators (for example, volume) while Alliance Trust Savings has 10 available indicators, a difference of 38. Saxo Markets makes basic stock alerts available to clients, 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 makes fund research reports available to clients, while Saxo Markets does not.

Overall, between Alliance Trust Savings and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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