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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor 2020

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Is Hargreaves Lansdown better than Interactive Investor? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Hargreaves Lansdown is better than Interactive Investor. Hargreaves Lansdown provides a thorough selection of investment options, high-quality research (some of which is in-house), alongside an easy to use mobile app. Conversely, pricing is expensive, and charting tools and educational resources, are just average.

Overall Rating

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 3 4
Offering of Investments 5 4.5
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
Research 4.5 4
Education 3.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £3.99 (Super Investor Plan)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0.45% £119.88 (Investor Plan - £9.99 monthly)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 £40 (when trade value is above £100,000)
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 £7.99 (Investor Plan)
Telephone Dealing Fee
£20.00 £49.00

Platforms & Tools

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
20 11
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes

Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes No
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes

Investments

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
No 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
Yes No

Education

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
Yes Yes
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No

Overall

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 3 4
Offering of Investments 5 4.5
Platform & Tools 4 3.5
Research 4.5 4
Education 3.5 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 Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor.

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, Interactive Investor offers better pricing than Hargreaves Lansdown 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 - Interactive Investor is cheaper. Interactive Investor would only cost £119.80 each year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £278.40.

3 Trades Per Month - Interactive Investor is less expensive under this scenario. Interactive Investor would cost £287.76 per year while Hargreaves Lansdown would cost £565.20.

10 Trades Per Month - Interactive Investor is the better choice. Annual fees with Interactive Investor would total £622.92, while annual fees with Hargreaves Lansdown would be £1,209.00.

20 Trades Per Month - Interactive Investor costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Interactive Investor would equal £1,101.72, while Hargreaves Lansdown would equal £1,563.00.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Hargreaves Lansdown offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Interactive Investor. Hargreaves Lansdown offers investors access to Advisor Services, 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 Hargreaves Lansdown is better for research than Interactive Investor. Hargreaves Lansdown offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Hargreaves Lansdown offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall, between Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor, Hargreaves Lansdown is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 01/15/2020 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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