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IG vs DEGIRO 2021

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Is DEGIRO better than IG? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, IG is better than DEGIRO. IG is our top UK broker in 2021 thanks to its brilliant online trading platform. Rates are low, trading tools and research are excellent, and the platform is easy to use.


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Overall Rating

Feature IG DEGIRO
Overall 4.5 3.5
Commissions & Fees 4.5 5
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
Research 4 2
Education 4 3.5
IG Review DEGIRO Review
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Trading Fees

Feature IG DEGIRO
Minimum Deposit
£0.00 £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£3 to £8 £ 1.75 + 0.014%
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.00 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.00 £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£96 (can reduce by trading) 0.20%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A € 2.00 + 0.06%
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 €2 + 0.03%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 € 7.50 + 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee
£40.00 £8.50

Platforms & Tools

Feature IG DEGIRO
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 13
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 9
Charting - Notes
Yes Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes

Research

Feature IG DEGIRO
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No No

Investments

Feature IG DEGIRO
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Advisor Services
No No

Education

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

Overall

Feature IG DEGIRO
Overall 4.5 3.5
Commissions & Fees 4.5 5
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
Research 4 2
Education 4 3.5
IG Review DEGIRO Review
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For our 2021 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare DEGIRO vs IG.

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, DEGIRO offers better pricing than IG 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 - DEGIRO is cheaper. DEGIRO would only cost £34 each year while IG would cost £96.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is less expensive under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £104 per year while IG would cost £108.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the better choice. Annual fees with DEGIRO would total £346, while annual fees with IG would be £360.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with DEGIRO would equal £693, while IG would equal £720.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

IG offers a more diverse selection of investment options than DEGIRO. IG offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP and Share Trading. 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 IG is better for research than DEGIRO. IG offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both DEGIRO and IG, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, IG offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall winner: IG

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