Stockbrokers.com is committed to the highest ethical standards and reviews services independently. Advertiser Disclosure

eToro vs Barclays 2021

Your capital is at risk.
Is Barclays better than eToro? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, eToro is better than Barclays. eToro’s zero-commission stock trades, user-friendly platform and robust copy-trading option make it an attractive choice of broker; but research and range of investments trail some of its competitors.


Overall Rating

Feature eToro Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
Platform & Tools 3.5 4
Research 3 4.5
Education 3 4.5
eToro Review
Winner check_circle

Trading Fees

Feature eToro Barclays
Minimum Deposit
37 (USD50) £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0 (Other Fees Apply) 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A £25.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature eToro Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
66 68
Charting - Drawing Tools
13 16
Charting - Notes
No Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No

Research

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

Investments

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

Education

Feature eToro 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 eToro Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4
Platform & Tools 3.5 4
Research 3 4.5
Education 3 4.5
eToro Review
Winner check_circle

For our 2021 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Barclays vs eToro.

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, eToro 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 - Barclays is cheaper. Barclays would only cost £102 each year while eToro would cost £154.

3 Trades Per Month - eToro is less expensive under this scenario. eToro would cost £154 per year while Barclays would cost £246.

10 Trades Per Month - eToro is the better choice. Annual fees with eToro would total £154, while annual fees with Barclays would be £750.

20 Trades Per Month - Barclays costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Barclays would equal £60, while eToro would equal £154.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

eToro offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Barclays. eToro offers investors access to ETFs 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 eToro is better for research than Barclays. eToro 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 eToro, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, eToro offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: eToro

Read Next: Best UK Trading Platforms 2021


Related Comparisons

All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 10/22/2021 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The StockBrokers.com UK 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.

arrow_drop_upBack to top