Compare Fidelity International vs Halifax


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

Fidelity International vs Halifax
overall rating
4.4
4.0
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
fees
4.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
account opening
3.0
  • Fast
  • User-friendly
  • Fully online for most clients
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Only for UK residents
  • Offline account opening for clients who cannot be verified electronically
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not available
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No research capabilities in the portal
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
3.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • No response to email
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • High level of investor protection
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial regulator
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Beginners and long-term investors
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