Fidelity International vs Freetrade compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Fidelity International stacks up against Freetrade!

Fidelity International
Freetrade

Last update of dataJan 2023

Fidelity International

Fidelity International is a UK stockbroker regulated by the FCA. Originally established in 1969 as a subsidiary of US-based Fidelity Investments, it was spun off as an independent business in 1980. It is privately held.

Recommended for beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market.

Freetrade

Freetrade is a UK fintech startup offering a wide selection of commission-free stocks. Freetrade is regulated by the FCA.

Recommended for long-term investors on the hunt for low fees and focusing on the UK and US markets.

Fidelity International's service is slightly weaker than Freetrade's and a comparison of their fees shows that Fidelity International's fees are higher than Freetrade's.

Account opening takes more effort at Fidelity International compared to Freetrade, deposit and withdrawal processes are about the same quality at Fidelity International, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than Freetrade's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Fidelity International as somewhat better than the platform of Freetrade, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with Fidelity International, while Freetrade provides much less useful research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market

Overall Score
4.7

Recommended for Long-term investors on the hunt for low fees and focusing on the UK and US markets

Best ISA broker

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

UK

Fees

Fees score
3.0
Fees score
4.5
Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees, low stock and ETF fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.0
Number of base currencies

1

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
3.5
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$1360

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents
*

Proof of identity: passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

*
Required documents
*

Proof of identity: passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

*

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.7
Web platform score
-
Mobile platform score
4.2
Mobile platform score
4.7
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
1.9
Markets and products score
3.0
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
*
*
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
4.0
Research score
0.0
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
2.5
Education score
3.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
3.9
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000

Investor protection amount

£85,000

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1980

Foundation date

2016

Country of regulation

UK

Country of regulation

UK

Fidelity International

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Freetrade

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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