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IG vs Fidelity International 2020

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Is Fidelity International better than IG? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, IG is better than Fidelity International. IG delivers a winning share dealing experience by combining excellent trading tools and competitive commissions (£5.00 - £8.00 per trade) with a user-friendly mobile app. Our testing found that IG excels with its trading platform, which includes excellent charting, screening, and technical analysis features.
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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

Feature IG Fidelity International
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Overall 4.5 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 IG.

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. IG is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over Fidelity International's 3.50 star rating.

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 - If you make 1 trade a month, or 12 per year, the fees with IG wold be £96 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Scenario 2 - If you make 3 trades a month, or 36 per year, the fees with IG wold be £288 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Scenario 3 - If you make 10 trades a month, or 120 per year, the fees with IG wold be £600 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Scenario 4 - If you make 20 trades a month, or 240 per year, the fees with IG wold be £1200 and the fees with Fidelity International would be .

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and IG supports ISA, SIPP and Spread Betting while Fidelity International supports 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. IG offers its clients access to 19 charting tools while Fidelity International has 0 charting tools, a difference of 19. Fidelity International trails IG by 28 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG offering 28 and Fidelity International offering 0. IG offers basic stock alerts 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 makes fund research reports available to clients, while IG does not.

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

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