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Saxo Markets vs Barclays 2022

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Is Barclays better than Saxo Markets? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Saxo Markets is better than Barclays. Saxo Markets offer an excellent share dealing experience by combining the brilliant SaxoTraderGO trading platform with over 30,000 international products. Pricing, though, is higher than most of its U.K. competitors.


Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 2.5 3.5
Offering of Investments 5 4
Platform & Tools 5 4
Research 4.5 4.5
Education 3.5 4.5
Saxo Markets Review
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Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Minimum Deposit
£500.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £6.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £6.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £6.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.12% (min. €120 or £ equivalent) 0.2% (minimum £48)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.20% (min. EUR20) £6.00
ETFs - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £6.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £3.00
Telephone Dealing Fee
£50.00 £25.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
62 68
Charting - Drawing Tools
20 16
Charting - Notes
Yes Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No

Research

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes

Investments

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes 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
No Yes

Education

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 2.5 3.5
Offering of Investments 5 4
Platform & Tools 5 4
Research 4.5 4.5
Education 3.5 4.5
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For our 2022 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Barclays vs Saxo Markets.

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, Saxo Markets offers better pricing than Barclays 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 £102 each year while Saxo Markets would cost £198.

3 Trades Per Month - Barclays is less expensive under this scenario. Barclays would cost £246 per year while Saxo Markets would cost £390.

10 Trades Per Month - Barclays is the better choice. Annual fees with Barclays would total £750, while annual fees with Saxo Markets would be £1062.

20 Trades Per Month - Barclays costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Barclays would equal £60, while Saxo Markets would equal £142.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Saxo Markets offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Barclays. Saxo Markets offers investors access to 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 Saxo Markets is better for research than Barclays. Saxo Markets 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 Saxo Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Saxo Markets offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: Saxo Markets

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