Compare AvaTrade vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

AvaTrade vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.4
4.4
overall pros
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal options
  • Great research tools
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Only CFDs, forex, and cryptos offered
  • High inactivity fees
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
3.3
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • High inactivity fees
  • FX trading fees are average
2.7
  • 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
  • Low minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit cards, electronic wallets
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • AvaProtect order type
  • No 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)
  • Charting is extremely slow
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • AvaProtect order type
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Only in English
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
4.6
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data on stocks
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
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • 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 Forex and CFD traders looking for an option to use MetaTrader platforms Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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