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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Halifax 2019

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Is Halifax better than Hargreaves Lansdown? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than Halifax. 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 Halifax
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £12.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £12.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £12.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% £0
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 £25.00
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £12.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 £12.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 91
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 17
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4
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Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
No No
Advisor Services
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
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Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
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 Hargreaves Lansdown Halifax
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Overall 4.5 3.5
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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 Halifax 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. Halifax's score is 4.00 stars versus Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.50 stars.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Halifax offers clients ISA and SIPP while Hargreaves Lansdown offers ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting. 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. Both Halifax and Hargreaves Lansdown provide clients with access to 1 total charting tools. Hargreaves Lansdown trails Halifax by 23 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Halifax offering 43 and Hargreaves Lansdown offering 20. Halifax and Hargreaves Lansdown both offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Hargreaves Lansdown makes fund research reports available to clients, while Halifax does not.

Overall, between Halifax and Hargreaves Lansdown, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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