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Halifax vs Barclays 2019

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

Overall Rating

Feature Halifax Barclays
Overall 3.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature Halifax Barclays
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£12.50 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£12.50 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£12.50 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£0 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£25.00 £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£12.50 £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£12.50 £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Halifax Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
No No
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
91 67
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No
Platform & Tools 3.5 3.5
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Research

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Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 4.5
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Investments

Feature Halifax Barclays
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 Yes
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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Education

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

Overall

Feature Halifax Barclays
Halifax Review Barclays Review
Overall 3.5 4
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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 Halifax.

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. Halifax received a rating of 4.00 stars over Barclays's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Halifax provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while Barclays provides clients access to 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 offers its clients access to 14 charting tools while Halifax has 1 charting tools, a difference of 13. Halifax trails Barclays by 109 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and Halifax offering 43. Barclays and Halifax both offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither Barclays and Halifax offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Barclays and Halifax, 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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