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Saxo Markets vs Barclays 2019

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Is Barclays better than Saxo Markets? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Saxo Markets is better than Barclays. Saxo Markets provides a brilliant all-around share trading experience for UK residents. The fees for buying shares are not the cheapest; however, the SaxoTraderGO trading platform is excellent, and there’s an abundant selection of international products to trade.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Overall 5 4
Saxo Markets Review Barclays Review

Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
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. £72) £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
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
49 67
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 17
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 5 3.5
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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
Research 4.5 4.5
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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
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Education 3.5 4.5

Overall

Feature Saxo Markets Barclays
Saxo Markets Review Barclays Review
Overall 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 Saxo Markets.

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 Saxo Markets are rated 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 Saxo Markets offers clients ISA and SIPP 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. Saxo Markets offers its clients access to 17 charting tools while Barclays has 14 charting tools, a difference of 3. Saxo Markets trails Barclays by 104 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and Saxo Markets offering 48. Both Barclays and Saxo Markets offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Neither Barclays and Saxo Markets offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Barclays and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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