Compare Barclays vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

Barclays vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.3
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
4.3
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
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
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
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
  • Only one account base currency
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
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Charting is extremely slow
mobile trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • 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
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • 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 Long-term investors looking for a broker with low fees and solid background Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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