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IG vs DEGIRO 2020

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Is DEGIRO better than IG? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, IG is better than DEGIRO. IG delivers a winning share dealing experience by combining excellent trading tools and competitive commissions (£5.00 - £8.00 per trade) with a user-friendly mobile app. Our testing found that IG excels with its trading platform, which includes excellent charting, screening, and technical analysis features.
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Overall Rating

Feature IG DEGIRO
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature IG DEGIRO
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £ 1.75 + 0.022%
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £ 1.75 + 0.022% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 0%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A € 2.00 + 0.068%
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 €2 + 0.038%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 € 7.50 + 0.10% +.2% annually
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 € 10.00 + 0.10% per order
Commissions & Fees 4.5 5
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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
28 23
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 0
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4.5 3
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Research

Feature IG DEGIRO
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No No
Research 4 1
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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
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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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
Education 4 3.5

Overall

Feature IG DEGIRO
IG 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 IG.

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 received a rating of 5.00 stars over IG's 4.50 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.

Scenario 1 - If you make 1 trade a month, or 12 per year, the fees with IG wold be £96 and the fees with DEGIRO would be £34.68.

Scenario 2 - If you make 3 trades a month, or 36 per year, the fees with IG wold be £288 and the fees with DEGIRO would be £104.04.

Scenario 3 - 10 trades per month, for a total of 120 trades per year. IG would charge £600 while DEGIRO would charge £346.8.

Scenario 4 - 240 trades per year, or 20 trades per month. DEGIRO charges £693.6 and IG charges £1200.

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 IG supports ISA, SIPP and Spread Betting while DEGIRO supports none of these. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. IG boasts an offering of 19 charting tools compared to DEGIRO's 0 available charting tools. DEGIRO trails IG by 5 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG offering 28 and DEGIRO offering 23. IG has basic stock alerts, DEGIRO doesn't. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither DEGIRO and IG offer fund research reports.

Overall, between DEGIRO and IG, IG 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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