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IG Group vs Saxo Capital Markets Review

Steve Miley
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Is IG Group better than Saxo Capital Markets? After ranking 12 UK brokerages who all offer share dealing in our 2019 review, Saxo Capital Markets is better than IG Group. Saxo Capital 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.

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Trading Fees

Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000*
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
ETFs - Fee
Investment Trusts - Fee
Telephone Dealing Fee*
Commissions & Fees
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Platforms & Tools

Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
iPhone App
Android App
Stock Alerts
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Notes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Charting - Stock Overlays
Platform & Tools
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Research

Research - Shares
Research - CFDs
Research - Funds
Fund Research - Research Reports
Research - ETFs
Research - Bonds
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Research
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Investments

Share Trading
CFD Trading
Funds
ETFs
Bonds - Corporate
Bonds - Government (Gilts)
Investment Trusts
Spread Betting
Banking Services
Advisor Services
Offering of Investments
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Education

Has Education - Share Trading
Has Education - Funds
Has Education - Retirement
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Education
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Overall

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Low-cost US and UK shares. Foreign exchange fee of just 0.5% Visit Site
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0.10% (£4.99 min)
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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 Saxo Capital 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. IG Group is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over Saxo Capital Markets's 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 Capital Markets supports ISA and SIPP while IG Group supports 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 Saxo Capital Markets has 17 charting tools, a difference of 2. IG Group trails Saxo Capital Markets by 22 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Saxo Capital Markets offering 48 and IG Group offering 26. IG Group and Saxo Capital Markets both offer basic stock alerts. Lastly, for researching mutual funds while share dealing, being able to view a research report can be helpful. Neither offers fund research reports.

Overall, between IG Group and Saxo Capital Markets, Saxo Capital Markets is the winner.

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