Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing ten different share dealing accounts
for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare DEGIRO vs Hargreaves Lansdown.
To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. 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 4.50 stars versus Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.50 stars.
Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Hargreaves Lansdown provides its clients with ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while DEGIRO provides clients access to none of these. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Hargreaves Lansdown offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while DEGIRO has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. DEGIRO offers its clients access to 23 different indicators (for example, volume) while Hargreaves Lansdown has 20 available indicators, a difference of 3. Hargreaves Lansdown makes basic stock alerts available to clients, while DEGIRO does not. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Hargreaves Lansdown has fund research reports, DEGIRO doesn't.
Overall, Hargreaves Lansdown takes the upper hand with 4.00 stars over DEGIRO's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Hargreaves Lansdown finished with awards Best in Class - Offering of Investments and Best in Class - Customer Service in 2017, while DEGIRO came up with none of these.