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Saxo Markets vs Halifax 2020

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Is Halifax better than Saxo Markets? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Saxo Markets is better than Halifax. Saxo Markets offers UK residents an excellent share dealing experience by combining the brilliant SaxoTraderGO web platform with over 30,000 international products to trade. While Saxo Markets trails discount competitors in pricing, overall, it is our top broker for share dealing in 2020.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Halifax
Overall 5 3.5
Saxo Markets Review Halifax Review

Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Halifax
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £12.50
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £12.50
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£8 min) £12.50
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.12% (min. €120 or £ equivalent) 0%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.20% (min. £80) £25.00
ETFs - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £12.50
Investment Trusts - Fee
0.10% (£8 min) £12.50
Telephone Dealing Fee
£50.00 £25.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets 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
58 83
Charting - Drawing Tools
20 17
Charting - Notes
Yes Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 5 3.5
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Research

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

Feature Saxo Markets 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
No No
Advisor Services
No Yes
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
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Education

Feature Saxo Markets Halifax
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 3.5 3.5

Overall

Feature Saxo Markets Halifax
Saxo Markets Review Halifax Review
Overall 5 3.5
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Halifax vs Saxo Markets.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, Saxo Markets offers better pricing than Halifax for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - Halifax is cheaper. Halifax would only cost £150 each year while Saxo Markets would cost £204.

3 Trades Per Month - Saxo Markets is less expensive under this scenario. Saxo Markets would cost £396 per year while Halifax would cost £450.

10 Trades Per Month - Saxo Markets is the better choice. Annual fees with Saxo Markets would total £1068, while annual fees with Halifax would be £1500.

20 Trades Per Month - Saxo Markets costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Saxo Markets would equal £2028, while Halifax would equal £3000.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Saxo Markets offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Halifax. Saxo Markets offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that Saxo Markets is better for research than Halifax. Saxo Markets offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both Halifax and Saxo Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Saxo Markets offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall, between Halifax and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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