Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.5
4.4
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
3.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
2.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for UK residents
4.3
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
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
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.7
  • 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
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Bugs in research tools
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
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • 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 Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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