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DEGIRO vs Fidelity International 2020

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Is DEGIRO better than Fidelity International? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, DEGIRO is better than Fidelity International. DEGIRO offers shares trading significantly cheaper than its competitors, charging only £1.75 + 0.022% per trade, with a maximum charge of £5.00. Low fees aside, DEGIRO lags competitors in fundamental research, education, and does not offer ISA or SIPP accounts.

Overall Rating

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Overall 3.5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00) N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00) N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0% 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
€ 2.00 + 0.068% N/A
ETFs - Fee
€2 + 0.038% 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
€ 7.50 + 0.10% +.2% annually 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
€ 10.00 + 0.10% per order £0.00
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
23 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No
Platform & Tools 3 2.5
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Research

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Research - Shares
Yes No
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
No Yes
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 1 4
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Investments

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Share Trading
Yes No
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 3
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Education

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 3.5 3.5

Overall

Feature DEGIRO Fidelity International
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Overall 3.5 3
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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 DEGIRO vs Fidelity International.

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. DEGIRO is a better option with a 5.00 star rating over Fidelity International's 3.50 star rating.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

Scenario 1 - If you make 1 trade a month, or 12 per year, the fees with DEGIRO wold be £34.68 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Scenario 2 - 3 trades per month, for a total of 36 trades per year. DEGIRO would charge £104.04 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 3 - 10 trades per month, for a total of 120 trades per year. DEGIRO would charge £346.8 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 4 - If you make 20 trades a month, or 240 per year, the fees with DEGIRO wold be £693.6 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Fidelity International provides its clients with ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior while DEGIRO provides clients access to none of these. 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. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 0. Fidelity International trails DEGIRO by 23 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with DEGIRO offering 23 and Fidelity International offering 0. DEGIRO nor Fidelity International offers basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Fidelity International makes fund research reports available to clients, while DEGIRO does not.

Overall, between DEGIRO and Fidelity International, DEGIRO is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 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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