Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs IG


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs IG
overall rating
4.6
4.6
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • High forex and stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Slow customer support
fees
3.1
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
  • Average stock fees
2.9
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee charged only after 2 years
  • High forex fees
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD trading fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only to UK residents
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
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
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
3.9
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Stocks in some countries
  • Robo-advisory in UK
  • IPOs
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat is often offline
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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