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Freetrade vs Capital.com 2022

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Is Capital.com better than Freetrade? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Freetrade is better than Capital.com. Freetrade's commission-free model allows trading of fractional shares with a user-friendly mobile trading app, and the educational offering is of good quality. Research and range of investments are limited, however, and there is no online trading platform.


Overall Rating

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 5
Offering of Investments 2.5 2.5
Platform & Tools 1 0.5
Research 2 3.5
Education 0 0
Freetrade Review Capital.com Review
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Trading Fees

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Minimum Deposit
£0.00 £20.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0.00 £0.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0.00 £0.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A N/A
ETFs - Fee
£0.00 N/A
Investment Trusts - Fee
£0.00 N/A
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A N/A

Platforms & Tools

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
No No
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
76
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No

Research

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No Yes
Research - Funds
No No
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No No

Investments

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No Yes
Funds
No No
ETFs
Yes No
Bonds - Corporate
No No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No No
Investment Trusts
Yes No
Spread Betting
No Yes
Advisor Services
No No

Education

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes

Overall

Feature Freetrade Capital.com
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 5
Offering of Investments 2.5 2.5
Platform & Tools 1 0.5
Research 2 3.5
Education 0 0
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For our 2022 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Capital.com vs Freetrade.

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, Capital.com offers better pricing than Freetrade 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 - Both [Broker GT] and [Broker LT] would cost £[Variable LT] per year when only one trade is placed each month.

3 Trades Per Month - For accounts with £30,000 that trade three times per month, both both [Broker GT] and [Broker LT] would cost £[Variable LT] per year.

10 Trades Per Month - If you make 10 trades each month (120 trades per year), both [Broker GT] and [Broker LT] would cost [Variable GT] per year.

20 Trades Per Month - Both [Broker GT] and [Broker LT] would cost £[Variable LT] per year if trading 20 times per month (240 times a year).

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Capital.com offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Freetrade. Capital.com offers investors access to ISA and Share Trading. 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 Capital.com is better for research than Freetrade. Capital.com offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

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

Overall winner: Freetrade

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