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Interactive Investor vs Barclays 2019

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

Overall Rating

Feature Interactive Investor Barclays
Overall 4.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Investor Barclays
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£7.99 £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.99 £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.99 £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£119.88 0.2%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£7.99 £6.00
ETFs - Fee
£7.99 £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£7.99 £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Investor 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
11 152
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 14
Charting - Notes
No Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 4
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Research

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

Feature Interactive Investor Barclays
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes Yes
Banking Services
No Yes
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 4 4
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Education

Feature Interactive Investor Barclays
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Education 4 4
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Overall

Feature Interactive Investor Barclays
Interactive Investor Review Barclays Review
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 Interactive Investor.

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. Interactive Investor is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over Barclays's 3.50 star rating.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Interactive Investor offers clients ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting while Barclays offers 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. Interactive Investor trails Barclays by 14 total charting tools, with Barclays offering 14 and Interactive Investor offering 0. Barclays boasts an offering of 152 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Interactive Investor's 11 available indicators. Barclays and Interactive Investor both offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Interactive Investor has fund research reports, Barclays doesn't.

Overall, between Barclays and Interactive Investor, Barclays is the winner.

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