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Hargreaves Lansdown vs eToro 2020

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Is eToro better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than eToro . Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research (some of which is in-house), alongside an excellent mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive, and charting tools, as well as educational resources, are just average.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Overall 4.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 N/A
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 N/A
Commissions & Fees 3 4.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 66
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 13
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4 4
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes No
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 3.5
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Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No Yes
Funds
Yes No
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes No
Spread Betting
No Yes
Advisor Services
Yes No
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Education 3.5 3

Overall

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown eToro
Hargreaves Lansdown Review eToro Review
Overall 4.5 4
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare eToro vs Hargreaves Lansdown.

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, eToro offers better pricing than Hargreaves Lansdown 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 - eToro is cheaper. eToro would only cost £75.00 each year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £278.40.

3 Trades Per Month - eToro is less expensive under this scenario. eToro would cost £75.00 per year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £565.20.

10 Trades Per Month - eToro is the better choice. Annual fees with eToro would total £75.00, while annual fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1,209.00.

20 Trades Per Month - eToro costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with eToro would equal £75.00, while Hargreaves Lansdown would equal £1,563.00.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Hargreaves Lansdown offers a more diverse selection of investment options than eToro . Hargreaves Lansdown offers investors access to Advisor Services, 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 Hargreaves Lansdown is better for research than eToro . Hargreaves Lansdown offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

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

Overall, between eToro and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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