Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Halifax


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Halifax
overall rating
4.6
3.9
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • High stock trading fees
  • Very poor customer service
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
fees
3.1
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
  • Average stock fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only to UK residents
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • 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
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No research capabilities in the portal
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • 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
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
0.0
  • No 24/7 support
  • Very slow phone support
  • Live chat was not working
  • No response to email
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • 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 Beginners and long-term investors
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