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IG vs Hargreaves Lansdown 2019

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

Feature IG Hargreaves Lansdown
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £11.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £8.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £5.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 0.45%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £11.95
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £11.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £11.95
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £20.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Hargreaves Lansdown
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
28 26
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 4
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Research

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

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

Feature IG Hargreaves Lansdown
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 4 3.5

Overall

Feature IG Hargreaves Lansdown
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Overall 4.5 4.5
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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 Hargreaves Lansdown vs IG Group.

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 Group's score is 4.50 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 IG Group supports ISA, SIPP and Spread Betting while Hargreaves Lansdown supports 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. IG Group offers its clients access to 19 charting tools while Hargreaves Lansdown has 1 charting tools, a difference of 18. IG Group boasts an offering of 26 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Hargreaves Lansdown's 20 available indicators. Both Hargreaves Lansdown and IG Group 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 IG Group does not.

Overall, between Hargreaves Lansdown and IG Group, IG Group is the winner.

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