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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Fidelity International 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Fidelity International better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than Fidelity International. While Hargreaves Lansdown provides clients a rich offering of investments and services, its trading platform and education area struggle to justify the high commissions and fees charged.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
Overall 4 3
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 N/A
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 £0.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
20 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 3.5 2.5
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
Research - Shares
Yes No
Research - CFDs
Yes 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 Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
Share Trading
Yes No
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes No
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes No
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Banking Services
No No
Advisor Services
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4.5 3
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Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown 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 Hargreaves Lansdown Fidelity International
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Overall 4 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 Hargreaves Lansdown.

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. Both Fidelity International and Hargreaves Lansdown hold a 3.50 star rating.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Hargreaves Lansdown provides its clients with ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting while Fidelity International provides clients access to 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. Fidelity International trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 1 total charting tools, with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 1 and Fidelity International offering 0. Hargreaves Lansdown boasts an offering of 20 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Fidelity International's 0 available indicators. Hargreaves Lansdown has basic stock alerts, Fidelity International doesn't. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Fidelity International alongside Hargreaves Lansdown offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Fidelity International and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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