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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Barclays 2019

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

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

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Overall 4.5 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 Hargreaves Lansdown.

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. Both Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown share a rating of 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 Hargreaves Lansdown supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while Barclays supports ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting. 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. Barclays offers its clients access to 14 charting tools while Hargreaves Lansdown has 1 charting tools, a difference of 13. Hargreaves Lansdown trails Barclays by 132 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and Hargreaves Lansdown offering 20. Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown both offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Hargreaves Lansdown offers fund research reports while Barclays does not.

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

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