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Barclays vs DEGIRO 2020

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Is Barclays better than DEGIRO? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, Barclays is better than DEGIRO. Barclays Smart Investor offers competitive share dealing commissions (£6 per trade) alongside an excellent selection of research tools and education. However, there is no dedicated mobile app for share dealing and the trading tools offered are just average.

Overall Rating

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Overall 4 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£6.00 £ 1.75 + 0.014%
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£6.00 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£6.00 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.2% (minimum £48) 0%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£6.00 € 2.00 + 0.06%
ETFs - Fee
£6.00 €2 + 0.03%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£3.00 € 7.50 + 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 € 10.00 + 0.10% per order
Commissions & Fees 4 5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
No Yes
Android App
No Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
67 23
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No
Platform & Tools 3.5 3
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Research

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes No
Research 4.5 1
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Investments

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
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 3.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 4.5 3.5

Overall

Feature Barclays DEGIRO
Barclays Review DEGIRO Review
Overall 4 3.5
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Barclays vs DEGIRO.

Which broker is cheaper: Barclays or DEGIRO?

It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. DEGIRO received a rating of 5.00 stars over Barclays's 4.00 stars.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

1 Trade Per Month - DEGIRO only charges £34.00 while Barclays charges £132.00.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is cheaper under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £104.00 while Barclays would cost £276.00.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the cheaper option. Fees with DEGIRO would be £346.00 while fees with Barclays would be £780.00.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this case. DEGIRO charges £693.00 while Barclays charges £1,500.00.

The annual management fee for each broker, which is a percentage of total assets, is as follows under a £30,000 portfolio DEGIRO charges 0% while Barclays charges 0.2% (minimum £48).

Does Barclays or DEGIRO offer 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.

Is Barclays or DEGIRO better for research?

Research helps traders analyze potential investments, examine market sentiment, and learn about companies on a high-level. Our testing concluded that Barclays is better for research than DEGIRO. Barclays offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better: Barclays or DEGIRO?

To compare the trading platforms of both Barclays and DEGIRO, we tested each broker's trading tools. Overall, Barclays offers a better experience. Looking at charting, DEGIRO trails Barclays by 17 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 17 and DEGIRO offering 0. Barclays offers its clients access to 67 different indicators (for example, volume) while DEGIRO has 23 available indicators, a difference of 44.

Overall, between Barclays and DEGIRO, Barclays is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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