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IG Group vs Interactive Investor 2019

Steve Miley
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Is IG Group better than Interactive Investor? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, IG Group is better than Interactive Investor. 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 Group Interactive Investor
Overall 4.5 4.5
IG Group Review Interactive Investor Review

Trading Fees

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £7.99
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £3.99
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £3.99
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 £119.88
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £7.99
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £7.99
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £7.99
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £40.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 4
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes 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
19 0
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
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Research

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No Yes
Research - Funds
No Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No Yes
Research - ETFs
No Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 3 4.5
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Investments

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
Share Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Funds
No Yes
ETFs
Yes Yes
Bonds - Corporate
No Yes
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
No Yes
Investment Trusts
Yes Yes
Spread Betting
Yes Yes
Banking Services
No No
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 4 4
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Education

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No Yes
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Education 4.5 4
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Overall

Feature IG Group Interactive Investor
IG Group Review Interactive Investor Review
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 IG Group vs Interactive Investor.

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 received a rating of 4.50 stars over Interactive Investor's 4.00 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 Interactive Investor provides its clients with ISA, ISA - Junior, SIPP and Spread Betting while IG Group provides clients access to ISA, SIPP 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 Interactive Investor has 0 charting tools, a difference of 19. Interactive Investor trails IG Group by 15 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with IG Group offering 26 and Interactive Investor offering 11. Both IG Group and Interactive Investor offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Interactive Investor makes fund research reports available to clients, while IG Group does not.

Overall, between IG Group and Interactive Investor, IG Group is the winner.

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