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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.

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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
£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%
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 € 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
30 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.

Which broker is cheaper: DEGIRO or IG?

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 is a better option with a 5.00 star rating over IG's 4.50 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.

1 Trade Per Month - DEGIRO only charges £34 while IG charges £96.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is cheaper under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £104 while IG would cost £108.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the cheaper option. Fees with DEGIRO would be £346 while fees with IG would be £360.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this case. DEGIRO charges £693 while IG charges £720.

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 IG charges £96 (can reduce by trading).

Does DEGIRO or IG offer 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.

Is DEGIRO or IG better for research?

Research helps traders analyze potential investments, examine market sentiment, and learn about companies on a high-level. 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: DEGIRO or IG?

To compare the trading platforms of both DEGIRO and IG, we tested each broker's trading tools. Overall, IG offers a better experience. Looking at charting, IG offers its clients access to 19 charting tools while DEGIRO has 0 charting tools, a difference of 19. DEGIRO trails IG by 7 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG offering 30 and DEGIRO offering 23.

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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