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Compare eToro vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

eToro vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading in the EU
  • Seamless account opening
  • Social trading experience
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Poor customer service
  • Trading platform outages
  • Limited educational tools
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
4 stars
  • Free stock and ETF trading in the EU
  • Low fees for non-EU clients
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High financing rate
  • $25 withdrawal fee
  • $10 monthly inactivity fee
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
account opening
5 stars
  • Fast 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
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Only one account base currency
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
  • Looks nice
  • Social trading
  • No clear fee report available
  • Cannot be customized
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Looks nice
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
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Analyst recommendation
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Limited news flow
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
2 stars
  • Professional tone
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
education
3 stars
  • Demo account
  • Intro guide to the platform
  • No educational videos
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
  • Well-known fintech startup
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Limited disclosed financial information
  • 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 Traders and those interested in social trading (copying other traders’ trades) Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms