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Interactive Investor vs Halifax 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Interactive Investor better than Halifax? After scoring UK share dealing accounts in six areas for our 2019 review, Interactive Investor is better than Halifax. Interactive Investor lacks advanced charting and watchlists, but provides transparent pricing, brilliant fundamental research (provided by Morningstar) for stocks, funds, investment trusts, and ETFs, and exceptional automated technical analysis (provided by Recognia).

Overall Rating

Feature Interactive Investor Halifax
Overall 4.5 3.5
Interactive Investor Review Halifax Review

Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Investor Halifax
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£7.99 £12.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£3.99 £12.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£3.99 £12.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£119.88 £0.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£7.99 £25.00
ETFs - Fee
£7.99 £12.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
£7.99 £12.50
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Investor 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
11 43
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 1
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 3
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Research

Feature Interactive Investor Halifax
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes No
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 3.5
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Investments

Feature Interactive Investor Halifax
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes No
Funds
Yes Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
Yes Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Yes 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 Interactive Investor Halifax
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 4 4
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Overall

Feature Interactive Investor Halifax
Interactive Investor Review Halifax Review
Overall 4.5 3.5
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After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching 12 different share dealing brokers, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare Halifax vs Interactive Investor.

First, we will compare the fees charged for dealing in the UK. There are two primary fees: the cost to place each trade and the monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee charged which varies depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We researched both to provide a single star rating for cost. Both Halifax and Interactive Investor share a rating of 4.00 stars.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Halifax supports ISA and SIPP while Interactive Investor supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting. Next, some traders desire robust charting, so the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available, as well as stock alerts, are considered. Halifax offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while Interactive Investor has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. Interactive Investor trails Halifax by 32 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Halifax offering 43 and Interactive Investor offering 11. Halifax and Interactive Investor both offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Interactive Investor has fund research reports, Halifax doesn't.

Overall, between Halifax and Interactive Investor, Interactive Investor is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/08/18 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The UK.StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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