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Interactive Brokers vs Saxo Markets 2020

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Is Interactive Brokers better than Saxo Markets? After scoring the best share dealing accounts across 46 different variables, Interactive Brokers is better than Saxo Markets. Professional traders are brilliantly serviced with the trading tools, range of investments, and capabilities of Interactive Brokers. Meanwhile, less-experienced traders can still take advantage of the low commissions and excellent research through the web-based Client Portal platform.

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Overall Rating

Trading Fees

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
Share Trading: 0-9 Deals/ Month
(trade value x .0005) 0.10% (£8 min)
Share Trading: 10-19 Deals/ Month
(trade value x .0005) 0.10% (£8 min)
Share Trading: 20+ Deals/ Month
(trade value x .0005) 0.10% (£8 min)
Annual Custody Fee: £0 - £250,000
0% 0.12% (min. €120 or £ equivalent)
Bonds - Government (Gilts) - Fee
0.1% (2Euro min) 0.20% (min. £80)
ETFs - Fee
(trade value x .0005) 0.10% (£8 min)
Investment Trusts - Fee
£4.95 0.10% (£8 min)
Telephone Dealing Fee
N/A £50.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3
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Platforms & Tools

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Stock Alerts
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
137 58
Charting - Drawing Tools
9 20
Charting - Notes
Yes Yes
Charting - Display Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Stock Overlays
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 5 5
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Research

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
Research - Shares
Yes Yes
Research - CFDs
Yes Yes
Research - Funds
Yes Yes
Fund Research - Research Reports
No No
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Bonds
Yes Yes
Portfolio Allocation Breakdown
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4.5
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Investments

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
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
Yes No
Advisor Services
No No
Offering of Investments 4.5 5
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Education

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
Has Education - Share Trading
Yes Yes
Has Education - Funds
No No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes No
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Education 3.5 3.5

Overall

Feature Interactive Brokers Saxo Markets
Interactive Brokers Review Saxo Markets Review
Overall 4.5 4.5
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For our 2020 Review, we assessed the best trading platforms in the UK for online share dealing. Let's compare Interactive Brokers vs Saxo Markets.

Which broker is less expensive?

Alongside the cost per trade, most UK online brokers also charge a monthly, quarterly, or annual management fee, which varies based on the account type and balance. Based on our thorough review, Interactive Brokers offers better pricing than Saxo Markets for share dealing.

Assuming a £30,000 portfolio size, here are the total annual costs for share dealing with both brokers, given different monthly activity scenarios.

1 Trade Per Month - Interactive Brokers is cheaper. Interactive Brokers would only cost £132 each year while Saxo Markets would cost £204.

3 Trades Per Month - Interactive Brokers is less expensive under this scenario. Interactive Brokers would cost £156 per year while Saxo Markets would cost £396.

10 Trades Per Month - Interactive Brokers is the better choice. Annual fees with Interactive Brokers would total £360, while annual fees with Saxo Markets would be £1068.

20 Trades Per Month - Interactive Brokers costs less in this scenario. Total annual costs with Interactive Brokers would equal £660, while Saxo Markets would equal £2028.

Which broker offers a wider range of investment options?

Saxo Markets offers a more diverse selection of investment options than Interactive Brokers. Saxo Markets offers investors access to ETFs, Funds, ISA, SIPP, Share Trading and Bonds - Government (Gilts). Investing encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, so finding a broker that offers every investment type you are interested in is important.

Which platform offers better research?

Our testing concluded that Interactive Brokers is better for research than Saxo Markets. Interactive Brokers offers more research options, including research reports, articles, and analyst ratings.

Which trading platform is better?

To compare the trading platforms of both Interactive Brokers and Saxo Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools and share dealing app. All features compared, Saxo Markets offers a better share dealing platform.

Overall, between Interactive Brokers and Saxo Markets, Interactive Brokers is the winner.

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