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DEGIRO vs Barclays 2022

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Is Barclays better than DEGIRO? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, DEGIRO is better than Barclays. DEGIRO offers cheap stock trading on a modest trading platform. Fees for trading funds, however, are more costly, and the broker lags competitors in fundamental research and education.


Overall Rating

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
Platform & Tools 3 4
Research 2.5 4.5
Education 3.5 4.5
DEGIRO Review
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Trading Fees

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Minimum Deposit
£0.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.20% 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
€ 2.00 + 0.06% £6.00
ETFs - Fee
Free – 2€ £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00) £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee
£ 10.25 + 0.014%, max £5 (for LSE) £25.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
13 68
Charting - Drawing Tools
9 16
Charting - Notes
Yes Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No

Research

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

Investments

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
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
No Yes

Education

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

Overall

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
Platform & Tools 3 4
Research 2.5 4.5
Education 3.5 4.5
DEGIRO Review
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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 DEGIRO.

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, DEGIRO 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 - DEGIRO is cheaper. DEGIRO would only cost £29.40 each year while Barclays would cost £102.00.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is less expensive under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £88.20 per year while Barclays would cost £246.00.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the better choice. Annual fees with DEGIRO would total £294, while annual fees with Barclays would be £750.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with DEGIRO would equal £12.25, while Barclays would equal £60.00.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

DEGIRO offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Barclays. DEGIRO offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). 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 DEGIRO is better for research than Barclays. DEGIRO 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 DEGIRO, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, DEGIRO offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: DEGIRO

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