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Halifax vs Fidelity International 2019

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Is Fidelity International better than Halifax? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Halifax is better than Fidelity International. Halifax Share Dealing provides clients with a variety of tools for trading and research. And fees are low when using a regular investment plan.

Overall Rating

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Overall 3.5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£12.50 N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£12.50 N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£12.50 N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£12.50 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£25.00 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£12.50 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£12.50 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£25.00 £0.00
Commissions & Fees 3 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
No Yes
Android App
No No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
91 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
No No
Platform & Tools 4 2.5
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Research

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Research - Shares
Yes No
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4 4
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Investments

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Share Trading
Yes No
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4 3
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Education

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 3.5 3.5
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Overall

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
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Overall 3.5 3
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To find a right broker for share dealing, we spent seven months and hundreds of hours of assessing 12 different share dealing brokers based in the UK. Here, we will focus on two brokers and compare Fidelity International vs Halifax.

Our comparison begins with the fees charged for dealing shares in the UK and being a client. The two main charges to focus on include the cost to place each trade alongside the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged (varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio). We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Halifax received a rating of 4.00 stars over Fidelity International's 3.50 stars.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Halifax offers clients ISA and SIPP while Fidelity International offers ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Also, some investors require a high-quality charting experience, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Halifax offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while Fidelity International has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. Fidelity International trails Halifax by 43 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Halifax offering 43 and Fidelity International offering 0. Halifax makes basic stock alerts available to clients, while Fidelity International does not. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Fidelity International has fund research reports, Halifax doesn't.

Overall, between Fidelity International and Halifax, Halifax is the winner.

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