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Capital.com vs Barclays 2022

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Is Barclays better than Capital.com? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Capital.com is better than Barclays. The lowest fees on our annual survey come from Capital.com, but the limited range of investments and lack of web-based or desktop trading platform mean Capital.com comes up short for an investor looking for the complete package.


Overall Rating

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 4
Platform & Tools 0.5 4
Research 3.5 4.5
Education 0 4.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Minimum Deposit
£20.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0.00 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0.00 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £6.00
ETFs - Fee
N/A £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A £25.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
No Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
76 68
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 16
Charting - Notes
No Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No

Research

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
No Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes

Investments

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
No Yes
ETFs
No Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
No Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Advisor Services
No Yes

Education

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature Capital.com Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 4
Platform & Tools 0.5 4
Research 3.5 4.5
Education 0 4.5
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For our 2022 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Barclays vs Capital.com.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, Capital.com offers better pricing than Barclays for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - Capital.com is cheaper. Capital.com would only cost £0 each year while Barclays would cost £102.

3 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is less expensive under this scenario. Capital.com would cost £0 per year while Barclays would cost £246.

10 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is the better choice. Annual fees with Capital.com would total £0, while annual fees with Barclays would be £750.

20 Trades Per Month - Capital.com costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Capital.com would equal £0, while Barclays would equal £60.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Capital.com offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Barclays. Capital.com offers investors access to ISA and Share Trading. Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that Capital.com is better for research than Barclays. Capital.com offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both Barclays and Capital.com, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Capital.com offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: Capital.com

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