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DEGIRO vs Barclays 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Barclays better than DEGIRO? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Barclays is better than DEGIRO. Barclays is a reputable “one-stop shop” for share dealing and investments.

Overall Rating

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Overall 3.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£1.75 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£1.75 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£1.75 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0% 0.2%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£1.75 £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£0.00 £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
N/A £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
23 152
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 14
Charting - Notes
No Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes
Platform & Tools 3 4
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Research

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No Yes
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
No Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 1 4
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Investments

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No Yes
Banking Services
No Yes
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 3 4
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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
Education 3 4
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Overall

Feature DEGIRO Barclays
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Overall 3.5 4
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To find a right broker for share dealing, we spent seven months and hundreds of hours of assessing 12 different share dealing brokers based in the UK. Here, we will focus on two brokers and compare Barclays vs DEGIRO.

Our comparison begins with the fees charged for dealing shares in the UK and being a client. The two main charges to focus on include the cost to place each trade alongside the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged (varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio). We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. DEGIRO's score is 4.50 stars versus Barclays's 3.50 stars.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Barclays offers clients ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while DEGIRO offers none of these. Also, some investors require a high-quality charting experience, 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. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Neither Barclays and DEGIRO offer fund research reports.

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

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