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Capital.com vs Hargreaves Lansdown 2022

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Is Capital.com better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Capital.com is better than Hargreaves Lansdown. The lowest fees on our annual survey come from Capital.com, but the limited range of investments and lack of web-based or desktop trading platform mean Capital.com comes up short for an investor looking for the complete package.


Overall Rating

Feature Capital.com Hargreaves Lansdown
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 2.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 5
Platform & Tools 0.5 4
Research 3.5 4.5
Education 0 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Capital.com Hargreaves Lansdown
Minimum Deposit
£20.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £11.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £8.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0.00 £5.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0.00 0.45%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A 1% £20 minimum
ETFs - Fee
N/A £11.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £11.95
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A 1% £20 minimum

Platforms & Tools

Feature Capital.com Hargreaves Lansdown
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
No Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
76 20
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes

Research

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

Investments

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

Education

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

Overall

Feature Capital.com Hargreaves Lansdown
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 2.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 5
Platform & Tools 0.5 4
Research 3.5 4.5
Education 0 3.5
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For our 2022 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Capital.com vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

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 Hargreaves Lansdown 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 - Capital.com is cheaper. Capital.com would only cost £0 each year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £143.40.

3 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is less expensive under this scenario. Capital.com would cost £0 per year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £430.20.

10 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is the better choice. Annual fees with Capital.com would total £0, while annual fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1074.

20 Trades Per Month - Capital.com costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Capital.com would equal £0, while Hargreaves Lansdown would equal £135.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Hargreaves Lansdown offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Capital.com. Hargreaves Lansdown offers investors access to Advisor Services, 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 Hargreaves Lansdown is better for research than Capital.com. Hargreaves Lansdown 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 Hargreaves Lansdown, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Hargreaves Lansdown offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: Capital.com

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