Compare E*TRADE vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

E*TRADE vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.9
4.4
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow live chat
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
4.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
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
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account verification
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • 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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
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
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow live chat and phone
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • 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 Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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