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Interactive Investor vs Hargreaves Lansdown Review

Steve Miley

Published by Steve Miley


Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

After seven months and hundreds of hours of researching ten different share dealing brokers, the UK.StockBrokers.com team collected thousands of data points. To focus on two brokers, we will now compare Hargreaves Lansdown 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. Interactive Investor is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.50 star rating.

Cost aside, we can now compare popular features and tools investors prefer. Access to the investments you want is important, and Interactive Investor provides its clients with ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting while Hargreaves Lansdown provides clients access to ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior 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. Interactive Investor trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 1 total charting tools, with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 1 and Interactive Investor offering 0. Interactive Investor trails Hargreaves Lansdown by 9 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Hargreaves Lansdown offering 20 and Interactive Investor offering 11. Both Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for researching funds while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor both offer fund research reports.

Overall, Interactive Investor comes out on top with 4.50 stars over Hargreaves Lansdown's 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Interactive Investor finished with awards Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Education in 2017, while Hargreaves Lansdown came up with Best in Class - Offering of Investments and Best in Class - Customer Service.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platform & Tools
Research
Education
MobileTrading
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Advantage
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Advantage
Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Advantage
Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Advantage
Overall
Advantage
Interactive Investor
Interactive Investor Review
 
4.5
4
4
3.5
4.5
4
4
 
£10.00
£6.00
£6.00
£90
£10.00
£10.00
£10.00
£40.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
0
No
No
Yes
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Yes
No
No
No
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4.5
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Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown Review
 
4
3.5
4.5
3.5
4
3.5
3.5
 
£11.95
£8.95
£5.95
0.45%
£11.95
£11.95
£11.95
£20.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
20
1
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
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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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