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IG vs Lloyds Bank 2019

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Is IG Group better than Lloyds Bank? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, IG Group is better than Lloyds Bank. 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 Lloyds Bank
Overall 4.5 3.5
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Trading Fees

Feature IG Lloyds Bank
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
£8.00 £11.00
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
£5.00 £8.00
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
£5.00 £8.00
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
£96.00 £40.00
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
N/A £11.00
ETFs - Fee
£8.00 £11.00
Investment Trusts - Fee
£8.00 £11.00
Telephone Dealing Fee*
£40.00 £35.00
Commissions & Fees 4.5 3.5
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Platforms & Tools

Feature IG Lloyds Bank
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes No
Android App
Yes No
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
28 91
Charting - Drawing Tools
19 17
Charting - Notes
Yes No
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes No
Platform & Tools 4.5 3.5
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Research

Feature IG Lloyds Bank
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
No No
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
No Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
No Yes
Research 4 4
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Investments

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

Feature IG Lloyds Bank
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 4 3.5

Overall

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IG Review Lloyds Bank Review
Overall 4.5 3.5
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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 Lloyds Bank.

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 is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over Lloyds Bank's 4.00 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 Lloyds Bank offers clients ISA and SIPP while IG Group offers 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 boasts an offering of 19 charting tools compared to Lloyds Bank's 1 available charting tools. IG Group trails Lloyds Bank by 17 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Lloyds Bank offering 43 and IG Group offering 26. IG Group and Lloyds Bank both offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. IG Group nor Lloyds Bank offers fund research reports.

Overall, between IG Group and Lloyds Bank, IG Group is the winner.

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