Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how AJ Bell Youinvest stacks up against Barclays!

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Barclays
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
fees
3.1
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
  • Average stock fees
4.3
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only to UK residents
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Bank transfer is not available for one-off deposits
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
1.5
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational articles
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
recommended for Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background
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