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Saxo Capital Markets vs Barclays Review

Steve Miley

Published by Steve Miley


Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing ten different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Barclays vs Saxo Capital Markets.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. Both Barclays and Saxo Capital Markets share a rating of 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Saxo Capital Markets provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while Barclays provides clients access to ISA, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Saxo Capital Markets boasts an offering of 17 charting tools compared to Barclays's 14 available charting tools. Saxo Capital Markets trails Barclays by 104 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Barclays offering 152 and Saxo Capital Markets offering 48. Barclays and Saxo Capital Markets both offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither Barclays and Saxo Capital Markets offer fund research reports.

Overall, both Barclays and Saxo Capital Markets hold a 4.50 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Barclays finished with awards Best in Class - Offering of Investments, Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Education in 2017, while Saxo Capital Markets came up with none of these.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platform & Tools
Research
Education
MobileTrading
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Advantage
Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Advantage
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Advantage
Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Advantage
Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Advantage
Overall
Advantage
Saxo Capital Markets
Saxo Capital Markets Review
 
4.5
3.5
4.5
4.5
4
3
4.5
 
0.10% (£4.99 min)
0.10% (£4.99 min)
0.10% (£4.99 min)
0.12%
0.08%
N/A
N/A
N/A
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
48
17
Yes
No
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
4.5
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Barclays
Barclays Review
 
4
3.5
4
4
4
4
3.5
 
£6.00
£6.00
£6.00
0.2%
£6.00
£6.00
£3.00
£25.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
152
14
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/08/18 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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