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Interactive Investor vs eToro 2020

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Is eToro better than Interactive Investor? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Interactive Investor is better than eToro . 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 eToro
Overall 4 3.5
Interactive Investor Review eToro Review

Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Investor eToro
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£7.99 (Investor Plan) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.99 (Super Investor Plan) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.99 (Super Investor Plan) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£119.88 (Investor Plan - £9.99 monthly) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£40.00 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£7.99 (Investor Plan) £0 (Other Fees Apply)
Investment Trusts - Fee
£7.99 (Investor Plan) N/A
Telephone Dealing Fee
£49.00 N/A
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Investor 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
11 66
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 13
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature Interactive Investor eToro
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes No
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 3.5
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Investments

Feature Interactive Investor 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
No No
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Interactive Investor 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 Interactive Investor eToro
Interactive Investor Review eToro 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 eToro 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, eToro 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 - eToro is cheaper. eToro would only cost £75.00 each year while Interactive Investor would cost £119.80.

3 Trades Per Month - eToro is less expensive under this scenario. eToro would cost £75.00 per year while Interactive Investor would cost £287.76.

10 Trades Per Month - eToro is the better choice. Annual fees with eToro would total £75.00, while annual fees with Interactive Investor would be £622.92.

20 Trades Per Month - eToro costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with eToro would equal £75.00, 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 eToro . 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 eToro . 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 eToro and Interactive Investor, 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 Interactive Investor, Interactive Investor is the winner.

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