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Interactive Investor vs DEGIRO 2020

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Is DEGIRO better than Interactive Investor? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Interactive Investor is better than DEGIRO. Interactive Investor is a good choice for investors who desire research reports and in-house recommendations for funds. Costs struggle to remain competitive for fund traders and active share dealers.

Overall Rating

Feature Interactive Investor DEGIRO
Overall 4 3.5
Interactive Investor Review DEGIRO Review

Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Investor DEGIRO
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£7.99 (Investor Plan) £ 1.75 + 0.014%
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.99 (Super Investor Plan) £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.99 (Super Investor Plan) £ 1.75 + 0.014% (Maximum £ 5.00)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£119.88 (Investor Plan - £9.99 monthly) 0.20%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£40.00 € 2.00 + 0.06%
ETFs - Fee
£7.99 (Investor Plan) €2 + 0.03%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£7.99 (Investor Plan) € 7.50 + 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee
£49.00 £8.50
Commissions & Fees 4 5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Investor 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
11 13
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 9
Charting - Notes
No Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature Interactive Investor DEGIRO
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes No
Research 4 2
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Investments

Feature Interactive Investor 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
No No
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor DEGIRO
Interactive Investor Review DEGIRO Review
Overall 4 3.5
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare DEGIRO vs Interactive Investor.

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 Interactive Investor 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 £34.00 each year while Interactive Investor would cost £119.80.

3 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is less expensive under this scenario. DEGIRO would cost £104.00 per year while Interactive Investor would cost £287.76.

10 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO is the better choice. Annual fees with DEGIRO would total £346.00, while annual fees with Interactive Investor would be £622.92.

20 Trades Per Month - DEGIRO costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with DEGIRO would equal £693.00, while Interactive Investor would equal £1,101.72.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Interactive Investor offers a more diverse selection of investment options than DEGIRO. Interactive Investor offers investors access to 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.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that Interactive Investor is better for research than DEGIRO. Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Interactive Investor offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall, between DEGIRO and Interactive Investor, Interactive Investor is the winner.

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