Compare ActivTrades vs Hargreaves Lansdown


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how ActivTrades stacks up against Hargreaves Lansdown!

ActivTrades vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.4
4.4
overall pros
  • Low trading fees
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
  • Good customer support and education services
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Slim product portfolio
  • Basic research tools
  • High minimum deposit
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
2.7
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
account opening
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is $1,000
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Minor account currencies not available
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Charting is extremely slow
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
3.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • One to one training
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier FCA
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal conditions Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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