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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Barclays 2020

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Is Barclays better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than Barclays. Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research (some of which is in-house), alongside an excellent mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive, and charting tools, as well as educational resources, are just average.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays
Overall 4.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 67
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4.5
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Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown 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 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown 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 Hargreaves Lansdown Barclays
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Overall 4.5 4
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Barclays vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

Which broker is cheaper: Barclays or Hargreaves Lansdown?

It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. Barclays received a rating of 4.00 stars over Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.00 stars.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

1 Trade Per Month - Barclays only charges £132.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown charges £278.40.

3 Trades Per Month - Barclays is cheaper under this scenario. Barclays would cost £276.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £565.20.

10 Trades Per Month - Barclays is the cheaper option. Fees with Barclays would be £780.00 while fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1,209.00.

20 Trades Per Month - Barclays costs less in this case. Barclays charges £1,500.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown charges £1,563.00.

The annual management fee for each broker, which is a percentage of total assets, is as follows under a £30,000 portfolio Barclays charges 0.2% (minimum £48) while Hargreaves Lansdown charges 0.45%.

Does Barclays or Hargreaves Lansdown offer a wider range of investment options?

Hargreaves Lansdown offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Barclays. Hargreaves Lansdown offers investors access to Advisor Services, ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Is Barclays or Hargreaves Lansdown better for research?

Research helps traders analyze potential investments, examine market sentiment, and learn about companies on a high-level. Our testing concluded that Hargreaves Lansdown is better for research than Barclays. Hargreaves Lansdown offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better: Barclays or Hargreaves Lansdown?

To compare the trading platforms of both Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown, we tested each broker's trading tools. Overall, Hargreaves Lansdown offers a better experience. Looking at charting, Hargreaves Lansdown trails Barclays by 16 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 17 and Hargreaves Lansdown offering 1. Hargreaves Lansdown trails Barclays by 41 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 67 and Hargreaves Lansdown offering 26.

Overall, between Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 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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