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Hargreaves Lansdown vs DEGIRO 2020

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Is DEGIRO better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than DEGIRO. Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research (some of which is in-house), alongside an excellent mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive, and charting tools, as well as educational resources, are just average.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Overall 4.5 3.5
Hargreaves Lansdown Review DEGIRO Review

Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £ 1.75 + 0.014%
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% 0%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 € 2.00 + 0.06%
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 €2 + 0.03%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 € 7.50 + 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 € 10.00 + 0.10% per order
Commissions & Fees 3 5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 23
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4 3
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes No
Research 4.5 1
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Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes No
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

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

Overall

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Hargreaves Lansdown Review DEGIRO Review
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare DEGIRO vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

Which broker is cheaper: DEGIRO or Hargreaves Lansdown?

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. DEGIRO's score is 5.00 stars versus Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.00 stars.

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

1 Trade Per Month - DEGIRO only charges £34.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown charges £278.40.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is cheaper under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £104.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £565.20.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the cheaper option. Fees with DEGIRO would be £346.00 while fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1,209.00.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this case. DEGIRO charges £693.00 while Hargreaves Lansdown charges £1,563.00.

The annual management fee for each broker, which is a percentage of total assets, is as follows under a £30,000 portfolio DEGIRO charges 0% while Hargreaves Lansdown charges 0.45%.

Does DEGIRO or Hargreaves Lansdown offer a wider range of investment options?

Hargreaves Lansdown offers a more diverse selection of investment options than DEGIRO. 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.

Is DEGIRO or Hargreaves Lansdown better for research?

Research helps traders analyze potential investments, examine market sentiment, and learn about companies on a high-level. Our testing concluded that Hargreaves Lansdown is better for research than DEGIRO. Hargreaves Lansdown offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better: DEGIRO or Hargreaves Lansdown?

To compare the trading platforms of both DEGIRO and Hargreaves Lansdown, we tested each broker's trading tools. Overall, Hargreaves Lansdown offers a better experience. Looking at charting, DEGIRO trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 1 total charting tools, with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 1 and DEGIRO offering 0. DEGIRO trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 3 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 26 and DEGIRO offering 23.

Overall, between DEGIRO and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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