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DEGIRO vs Barclays Review

Steve Miley

Published by Steve Miley


Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Is DEGIRO better than Barclays? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Barclays is better than DEGIRO. Barclays is a reputable “one-stop shop” for share dealing and investments.

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Overall

Trading Fees

Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Commissions & Fees
Winner

Platforms & Tools

Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Platform & Tools
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Research

Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Research
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Investments

Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Offering of Investments
Winner

Education

Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Education
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Overall

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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 Barclays vs DEGIRO.

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. DEGIRO is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over Barclays's 3.50 star rating.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Barclays provides its clients with ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while DEGIRO provides clients access to none of these. 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. DEGIRO trails Barclays by 14 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 14 and DEGIRO offering 0. Barclays offers its clients access to 152 different indicators (for example, volume) while DEGIRO has 23 available indicators, a difference of 129. Barclays offers basic stock alerts while DEGIRO does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither offers fund research reports.

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

Barclays Review
DEGIRO Review

All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/08/18 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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