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Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor 2019

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Is Hargreaves Lansdown better than Interactive Investor? After scoring UK share dealing accounts on over 100 different variables, Interactive Investor is better than Hargreaves Lansdown. 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 Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Overall 4.5 4.5
Hargreaves Lansdown Review Interactive Investor Review

Trading Fees

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£11.95 £7.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£8.95 £3.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.95 £3.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.45% £119.88
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
£11.95 £40.00
ETFs - Fee
£11.95 £7.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£11.95 £7.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£20.00 £49.00
Commissions & Fees 3 4.5
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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
26 11
Charting - Drawing Tools
1 0
Charting - Notes
No No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4 3
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Research

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes Yes
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4.5
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Investments

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

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes No
Has Education - Funds
Yes No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
No No
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Education 3.5 1

Overall

Feature Hargreaves Lansdown Interactive Investor
Hargreaves Lansdown Review Interactive Investor Review
Overall 4.5 4.5
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Our UK.StockBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 12 different share dealing accounts for buying shares online in the UK. In total, 124 individual variables were assessed. For this review, we will compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for dealing in the UK. It's important to note that not only is there the cost to place the trade, but most share dealing brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee depending on the type and size of your portfolio. We assessed both to provide a single star rating for cost. Interactive Investor's score is 4.00 stars versus Hargreaves Lansdown's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to popular tools and features investors prefer in the UK. Account access is certainly at the top of the list, and Interactive Investor supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting while Hargreaves Lansdown supports ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP, SIPP - Junior and Spread Betting. Looking at charting, the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available are important as well as stock alerts. Hargreaves Lansdown offers its clients access to 1 charting tools while Interactive Investor has 0 charting tools, a difference of 1. Hargreaves Lansdown boasts an offering of 20 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Interactive Investor's 11 available indicators. Both Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor offer basic stock alerts. Finally, for conducting research while share dealing, having access to mutual fund research reports is also helpful. Both Hargreaves Lansdown and Interactive Investor offer fund research reports.

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

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