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eToro vs Interactive Investor 2021

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Is eToro better than Interactive Investor? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, eToro is better than Interactive Investor. eToro’s zero-commission stock trades, user-friendly platform and robust copy-trading option make it an attractive choice of broker; but research and range of investments trail some of its competitors.


Overall Rating

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Overall 4 3.5
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4.5
Platform & Tools 3.5 3
Research 3 3.5
Education 3 3.5
eToro Review Interactive Investor Review
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Trading Fees

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Minimum Deposit
37 (USD50) £0.00
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £119.88 (Investor Plan - £9.99 monthly)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £40 (when trade value is above £100,000)
ETFs - Fee
£0 (Other Fees Apply) £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A £49.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
66 12
Charting - Drawing Tools
13 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes

Research

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

Investments

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
No Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
No Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
No No

Education

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No

Overall

Feature eToro Interactive Investor
Overall 4 3.5
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Offering of Investments 3.5 4.5
Platform & Tools 3.5 3
Research 3 3.5
Education 3 3.5
eToro Review Interactive Investor Review
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For our 2021 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 - Interactive Investor is cheaper. Interactive Investor would only cost £119.88 each year while eToro would cost £154.00.

3 Trades Per Month - eToro is less expensive under this scenario. eToro would cost £154.00 per year while Interactive Investor would cost £287.76.

10 Trades Per Month - eToro is the better choice. Annual fees with eToro would total £154.00, while annual fees with Interactive Investor would be £622.92.

20 Trades Per Month - Interactive Investor costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Interactive Investor would equal £119.88, while eToro would equal £154.00.

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 winner: eToro

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