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Capital.com vs Interactive Investor 2022

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Is Capital.com better than Interactive Investor? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Capital.com is better than Interactive Investor. 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 Interactive Investor
Overall 4 3.5
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 4.5
Platform & Tools 0.5 3
Research 3.5 3.5
Education 0 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Capital.com Interactive Investor
Minimum Deposit
£20.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0.00 £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0.00 £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0.00 £119.88 (Investor Plan - £9.99 monthly)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £40 (when trade value is above £100,000)
ETFs - Fee
N/A £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A £49.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature Capital.com Interactive Investor
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 12
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
No Yes

Research

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

Investments

Feature Capital.com Interactive Investor
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 No

Education

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

Overall

Feature Capital.com Interactive Investor
Overall 4 3.5
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 2.5 4.5
Platform & Tools 0.5 3
Research 3.5 3.5
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 Interactive Investor.

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 Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor would cost £119.88.

3 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is less expensive under this scenario. Capital.com would cost £0 per year while Interactive Investor would cost £287.76.

10 Trades Per Month - Capital.com is the better choice. Annual fees with Capital.com would total £0, while annual fees with Interactive Investor would be £622.92.

20 Trades Per Month - Capital.com costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Capital.com would equal £0, while Interactive Investor would equal £119.88.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Interactive Investor offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Capital.com. Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor is better for research than Capital.com. Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Interactive Investor offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: Capital.com

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