Compare Barclays vs Fidelity International


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Barclays stacks up against Fidelity International!

Barclays vs Fidelity International
overall rating
4.3
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
fees
4.4
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
4.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
3.0
  • Fast
  • User-friendly
  • Fully online for most clients
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Only for UK residents
  • Offline account opening for clients who cannot be verified electronically
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.5
  • Educational videos
  • Quality educational articles
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial regulator
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market
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