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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Barclays 2020

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Is Barclays better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 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
20 67
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 15
Charting - Notes
No Yes
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
No 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
Yes 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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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Barclays vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

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, Barclays offers better pricing than Hargreaves Lansdown 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 £132.00 each year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £278.40.

3 Trades Per Month - Barclays is less expensive under this scenario. Barclays would cost £276.00 per year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £565.20.

10 Trades Per Month - Barclays is the better choice. Annual fees with Barclays would total £780, while annual fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1209.

20 Trades Per Month - Barclays costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Barclays would equal £1500, while Hargreaves Lansdown would equal £1563.

Which broker offers 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.

Which platform offers better research?

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?

To compare the trading platforms of both Barclays and Hargreaves Lansdown, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Hargreaves Lansdown offers a better share dealing platform.

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

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