Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Robinhood


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Robinhood
overall rating
4.6
4.6
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
fees
3.1
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
  • Average stock fees
4.8
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only to UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
  • No IRA accounts offered
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
2.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Cash management service
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Depositing larger amounts on Robinhood Gold takes longer
  • Wire withdrawal is pricey
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • 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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
2.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Not well-structured
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and investors with small and medium portfolios focusing on the UK market Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market
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