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IG vs Fidelity International 2019

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Is Fidelity International better than IG Group? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 100 different variables, IG Group is better than Fidelity International. Founded in 1974 and respected as one of the most trusted brokers in the world, IG has been offering share dealing since 2014, providing traders low costs, quality trading tools, and access to over 9,000 shares across the globe.
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Overall Rating

Feature IG Fidelity International
Overall 4.5 3
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Trading Fees

Feature IG Fidelity International
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 N/A
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 N/A
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 N/A
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 0.35%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A N/A
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 0.10%
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 0.10%
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £0.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Fidelity International
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
28 0
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 0
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4.5 2.5
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Research

Feature IG 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
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 4 4
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Investments

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

Feature IG Fidelity International
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 4 3.5

Overall

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Overall 4.5 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, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Fidelity International vs IG Group.

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. IG Group received a rating of 4.50 stars over Fidelity International's 3.50 stars.

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 IG Group provides its clients with ISA, SIPP and Spread Betting while Fidelity International provides clients access to 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. Fidelity International trails IG Group by 19 total charting tools, with IG Group offering 19 and Fidelity International offering 0. Fidelity International trails IG Group by 26 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG Group offering 26 and Fidelity International offering 0. IG Group 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 IG Group does not.

Overall, between Fidelity International and IG Group, IG Group is the winner.

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