Interactive Investor app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones as their primary trading platform, it is increasingly important that brokers come up with easy to use apps that can match the functionality of the desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether Interactive Investor's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user friendliness of the app as OK, but nothing to get excited about.

Interactive Investor mobile app vs. similar brokers
Interactive Investor Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Mobil app rating (5 is the best) 2.6 stars 3.9 stars 4.4 stars
Is the app easy to use? Mid-range Great Great
2-step authentication possible? No No Yes
Biometric authentication possible? Yes Yes Yes

We're going to look at order types, price alerts, search functions, so all the little details that make a trading app user-friendly or downright cumbersome. Should you prefer to read our full review that include fees, deposit options, and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to Interactive Investor's full review.

Interactive Investor app

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Our major checklist for the Interactive Investor app

Let's start with the search functions. While this might be up to personal taste, we use a 3-star rating here. While most brokers do OK here, there are some bad apples out there. For example if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with the word Emerging? If you only ever traded US stocks, and start typing Apple, will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

Interactive Investor got the green light (or all the 3 stars if you will), meaning search functions are reasonably good.

Interactive Investor checklist
Interactive Investor Hargreaves Lansdown DEGIRO
Search functions are OK? Great Great Great
Price alerts in the app No No No
2-step authentication possible? No No Yes
Biometric authentication possible? Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes Yes

We hear horror stories of accounts being emptied almost every month and the easiest thing you can do to prevent these attacks is to make your account secure by 2 -step authentication. That is, if your broker has the functionality. We think it is a must. As Interactive Investordoesn't have this functionality you might want to consider having a look at the best trading platforms.

And yes, you can use a third-party app to set up alerts when a certain price level is reached, but isn't it much easier when it's done right in the app?

Interactive Investor app search functions

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Checklist for nice to have features

It might be a deal-breaker for some if you can't set up a trailing stop limit and we totally get it. On the other hand, some people couldn't care less about that and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our minor checklist:

Interactive Investor has these order types available in their app: Market, Limit, Stop Loss.

At Interactive Investor you can use the following order temrs & expiry in the app: Good 'til date (GTD), Fill or Kill.

The languages the mobile app of Interactive Investor currently supports are as follows: English.

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Interactive Investor app
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Author of this article

Ádám Nasli

Author of this article

Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

Ádám Nasli

Broker Expert

Ádám is a motivated finance expert with over two years of experience in banking and investment, and a professional degree in this field. He's eager to help people find the best investment provider for them, and to make the investment sector as transparent as possible.

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