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Barclays vs Fidelity International 2019

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

Overall Rating

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
Overall 4 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£6.00 N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£6.00 N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£6.00 N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.2% (minimum £48) 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£6.00 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£6.00 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£3.00 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 £0.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
No Yes
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
67 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No
Platform & Tools 4 2.5
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Research

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

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
Share Trading
Yes No
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 3
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Education

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 3.5 3.5
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Overall

Feature Barclays Fidelity International
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Overall 4 3
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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 Fidelity International.

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. Both Barclays and Fidelity International share a rating of 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Fidelity International supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior while Barclays supports ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting. 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. Barclays boasts an offering of 14 charting tools compared to Fidelity International's 0 available charting tools. Barclays boasts an offering of 152 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Fidelity International's 0 available indicators. Barclays offers basic stock alerts while Fidelity International does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Fidelity International makes fund research reports available to clients, while Barclays does not.

Overall, between Barclays and Fidelity International, Barclays is the winner.

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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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