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Halifax vs Fidelity International 2020

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Is Fidelity International better than Halifax? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 40 different variables, Halifax is better than Fidelity International. Halifax offers competitive pricing for reoccurring and infrequent traders, sound charting, and proper research. That said, Halifax provides no dedicated mobile application and, overall, trails industry leaders.

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*
£0 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 3.5 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
No 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

Overall

Feature Halifax Fidelity International
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Overall 3.5 3
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 46 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Fidelity International vs Halifax.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. Fidelity International received a rating of 3.50 stars over Halifax's 3.00 stars.

Further breaking down costs, we analyzed four different trading scenarios. For all four scenarios, we are assuming a £30,000 portfolio for custody fees.

Scenario 1 - 1 trade per month, for a total of 12 trades per year. Halifax would charge £150 while Fidelity International would charge .

Scenario 2 - If you make 3 trades a month, or 36 per year, the fees with Halifax wold be £450 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Scenario 3 - 120 trades per year, or 10 trades per month. Halifax charges £1500 and Fidelity International charges .

Scenario 4 - If you make 20 trades a month, or 240 per year, the fees with Halifax wold be £3000 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Halifax supports ISA and SIPP while Fidelity International supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Halifax boasts an offering of 17 charting tools compared to Fidelity International's 0 available charting tools. Halifax offers its clients access to 91 different indicators (for example, volume) while Fidelity International has 0 available indicators, a difference of 91. Halifax makes basic stock alerts available to clients, while Fidelity International does not. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Fidelity International makes fund research reports available to clients, while Halifax does not.

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

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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