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IG Group vs Halifax 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Halifax better than IG Group? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 100 different variables, IG Group is better than Halifax. 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 Group Halifax
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature IG Group Halifax
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £12.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £12.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £12.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 £0.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £25.00
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £12.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £12.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Group Halifax
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
26 43
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3
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Research

Feature IG Group Halifax
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
No Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
No No
Research - Bonds
No No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 3 3.5
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Investments

Feature IG Group Halifax
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
No Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes No
Banking Services
No Yes
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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Education

Feature IG Group Halifax
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 4.5 4
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Overall

Feature IG Group Halifax
IG Group Review Halifax Review
Overall 4.5 3.5
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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 Halifax 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's score is 4.50 stars versus Halifax's 4.00 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 Halifax provides its clients with ISA and SIPP while IG Group provides clients access to ISA, SIPP and Spread Betting. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Halifax trails IG Group by 18 total charting tools, with IG Group offering 19 and Halifax offering 1. Halifax offers its clients access to 43 different indicators (for example, volume) while IG Group has 26 available indicators, a difference of 17. Both Halifax and IG Group offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Neither Halifax and IG Group offer fund research reports.

Overall, between Halifax and IG Group, IG Group is the winner.

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