After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching 12 different share dealing brokers
, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare Fidelity International vs Hargreaves Lansdown.
First, we will compare the fees charged for dealing in the UK. There are two primary fees: the cost to place each trade and the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged which varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Both Fidelity International and Hargreaves Lansdown are rated 3.50 stars.
Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Hargreaves Lansdown offers clients ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while Fidelity International offers ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and SIPP - Junior. Next, some traders desire robust charting, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Hargreaves Lansdown boasts an offering of 1 charting tools compared to Fidelity International's 0 available charting tools. Fidelity International trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 20 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 20 and Fidelity International offering 0. Hargreaves Lansdown offers basic stock alerts while Fidelity International does not. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Both Fidelity International and Hargreaves Lansdown offer fund research reports.
Overall, between Fidelity International and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner
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