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Hargreaves Lansdown fees explained

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Overview of Hargreaves Lansdown fees and charges as of January 2024

Hargreaves Lansdown's fees are considered to be high. This is usually a result of high fees across multiple fee types. It's important to be aware of this and to decide whether other advantages of Hargreaves Lansdown can still make it a good choice for you. These deciding features can be its research options, its education section or the general user experience you get on its trading platforms.

Here's a high level overview of Hargreaves Lansdown's fees

Hargreaves Lansdown Fees snapshot
Assets Fee level Fee terms
US stock fee High Based on previous month's activity. 0-9 trades: £11.95 per trade; 10-19 trades: £8.95 per trade; 20+ trades: £5.95 per trade
EURUSD fee - FX not available
US tech fund fee Low Tiered annual fee based on volume held. On first £250k, the fee is 0.45%, on the value between £250k-£1m it is 0.25%, on the value between £1m-£2m it is 0.10%, and there is no charge on the value above £2m.
Inactivity fee Low No inactivity fee

The fees were collected on 7 Dec 2023, but the actual rates are subject to change. To see current rates, check Hargreaves Lansdown's website.

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Hargreaves Lansdown fees explained

We compare Hargreaves Lansdown fees with its closest competitors, Interactive Investor and AJ Bell Youinvest.

Hargreaves Lansdown trading fees

We see Hargreaves Lansdown's trading fees to be high because they charge more than most of its competitors.

Let's break down the trading fees into the different asset classes available at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Trading fees

Hargreaves Lansdown's trading fees are high.

Stock fees and ETF fees

Hargreaves Lansdown has high stock trading fees.

Stock fees of a $2,000 trade
US stock
$14.9
$5.0
$12.4
UK stock
$14.9
$5.0
$12.4
German stock
$14.9
$12.5
$12.4

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Fund fees

Hargreaves Lansdown fund fees are low.

A $2,000 fund buy fees
Mutual fund
$0.0
$5.0
$1.9
EU mutual fund
$0.0
$9.6
$1.8

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Bond fees

Hargreaves Lansdown has low bond fees.

Bond fees of a $10,000 trade
US Treasury bond
-
-
-
EU/UK government bond
$14.9
$5.0
$12.4

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Financing rates

Hargreaves Lansdown financing rates are .

If you want to trade on margin and prefer to hold your positions long, financing costs can be significant.

Hargreaves Lansdown yearly financing rates
Apple CFD financing rate
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-
Vodafone CFD financing rate
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-
EURUSD financing rate
-
-
-
EURGBP financing rate
-
-
-

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

The fees were collected on 7 Dec 2023, but the actual rates are subject to change. To see current rates, check Hargreaves Lansdown's website.

Currency conversion fee

Hargreaves Lansdown will charge a Currency Conversion Fee for all trades on instruments denominated in a currency different to the currency of your account. The fee is charged as the following: first £5,000: 1.00%; next £5,000: 0.75%; next £10,000: 0.50%; over £20,000: 0.25%.

Hargreaves Lansdown non-trading fees

When it comes to looking at all the non-trading fees Hargreaves Lansdown is a cheap broker. This means that they don't charge you a lot for non-trading related activities on your trading account, like withdrawal fee.

Non-trading fees include various brokerage fees and charges at Hargreaves Lansdown that you pay not related to buying and selling assets. Among some others, typical non trading fees are withdrawal fee, deposit fee, inactivity fee and account fee.

A high level overview of how Hargreaves Lansdown stacks up in non-trading fees
Withdrawal fee
$0
$0
$0
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0
Inactivity fee
No
No
No
Account fee
No
Yes
No

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Hargreaves Lansdown deposit fee

Deposit fees are applied when you send money to your trading account from your bank account. Usually brokers don't charge money for that and Hargreaves Lansdown is not different: you will see the exact same amount on your brokerage account that you sent by any of the deposit methods Hargreaves Lansdown offers.

Hargreaves Lansdown deposit methods
Bank transfer
Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card
Yes Yes Yes
Electronic wallets
No No No
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0

Data updated on January 26, 2024

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Hargreaves Lansdown withdrawal fee

Unlike some online brokers we have reviewed Hargreaves Lansdown does not charge a withdrawal fee. This means that you'll see the same amount of money on your bank account that you transferred from your brokerage account.

Hargreaves Lansdown withdrawal fees and options compared
Bank transfer
Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card
Yes Yes Yes
Electronic wallets
No No No
Withdrawal fee with bank transfer
$0
$0
$0

Data updated on January 26, 2024

Hargreaves Lansdown inactivity fee

Hargreaves Lansdown does not apply an inactivity fee which is great because your account will not be charged even if you do not trade for a longer time period (months or years).

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Adam Nasli

Financial Wizard | Trading • Safety • Market Analysis

I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.

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