Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs HYCM


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs HYCM
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Low forex and CFD fees
  • Great educational content
  • User-friendly account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • Only forex and CFD products
  • Trading platforms have outdated design
  • Inactivity fee
fees
3.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • Low CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
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
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Average account currency selection
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Bugs in research tools
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Economic calendar
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Very low quality newsfeed
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Mediocre email support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Videos miss tags or categorization
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • No investor protection outside the EU&UK
recommended for Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Forex and CFD traders who prefer the MetaTrader platform
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