Compare Barclays vs Robinhood


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

Barclays vs Robinhood
overall rating
4.3
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fees
  • Solid company background
  • Great fundamental research
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • Limited to UK products
  • Current bank account is needed for mobile platform
  • Slow customer support
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
fees
4.4
  • Low stock, ETF, fund, and bond fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Volume-based monthly customer fee
4.9
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High margin rate
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Account opening only for UK residents
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Missing electronic wallets
2.8
  • 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
3.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
2.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
3.6
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • 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
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • 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 buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market
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