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Saxo Markets vs Hargreaves Lansdown 2019

Steve Miley
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Is Hargreaves Lansdown better than Saxo Markets? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Saxo Markets is better than Hargreaves Lansdown. Saxo Markets provides a brilliant all-around share trading experience for UK residents. The fees for buying shares are not the cheapest; however, the SaxoTraderGO trading platform is excellent, and there’s an abundant selection of international products to trade.

Overall Rating

Feature Saxo Markets Hargreaves Lansdown
Overall 4.5 4
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Trading Fees

Feature Saxo Markets Hargreaves Lansdown
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £11.95
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £8.95
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
0.10% (£4.99 min) £5.95
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
0.12% 0.45%
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.08% £11.95
ETFs - Fee
N/A £11.95
Investment Trusts - Fee
N/A £11.95
Telephone Dealing Fee*
N/A £20.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Saxo Markets 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
48 20
Charting - Drawing Tools
17 1
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
No Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
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Research

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

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

Feature Saxo Markets 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 3 3.5
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Overall

Feature Saxo Markets Hargreaves Lansdown
Saxo Markets Review Hargreaves Lansdown Review
Overall 4.5 4
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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 Saxo Markets.

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. Both Hargreaves Lansdown and Saxo Markets hold a 3.50 star rating.

Account charges aside, we can now compare features and tools investors want in their share dealing accounts. Access to the investments is important, and Saxo Markets supports ISA and SIPP 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. Saxo Markets boasts an offering of 17 charting tools compared to Hargreaves Lansdown's 1 available charting tools. Saxo Markets boasts an offering of 48 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Hargreaves Lansdown's 20 available indicators. Hargreaves Lansdown alongside Saxo Markets offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Hargreaves Lansdown has fund research reports, Saxo Markets doesn't.

Overall, between Hargreaves Lansdown and Saxo Markets, Saxo Markets is the winner.

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