Compare AJ Bell Youinvest vs Vanguard


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

AJ Bell Youinvest vs Vanguard
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Fast account opening
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • Great customer service
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product offer
  • Basic technical research tools
  • Only US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
3.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low mutual fund fees
  • Custody fee
3.6
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade with
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for UK residents
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
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
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bonds via phone order
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Bugs in research tools
2.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research 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
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Fair production quality
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • 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
  • 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 Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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