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Compare DEGIRO vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

DEGIRO vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.7 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • One of the lowest fees in the market
  • Broad access to international markets
  • Easy to use web and mobile platform
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Limited research and education
  • No forex trading
  • No credit/debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
5 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • At some ETFs, one free trade per month
  • Yearly service fee for mutual funds
  • Higher trading fees for Asian and smaller European stock exchanges
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
account opening
5 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • No minimum account balance
  • User-friendly
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
3 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Looks nice
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Available in several languages
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
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markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
2 stars
  • User-friendly
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4 stars
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
3 stars
  • Available in local languages
  • Relevant and fast telephone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
  • Not reliable email answer
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
education
2 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Only in the UK and NL
  • Missing educational texts
4 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Price-sensitive buy and hold investors and traders looking for only execution Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms