Compare Fidelity International vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

Fidelity International vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.4
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fund fees and non-trading fees
  • User-friendly trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • High minimum deposit
  • Electronic wallets not available
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
4.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • Average stock and ETF fees
2.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
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
4.3
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
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
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
3.7
  • 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
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
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
1.4
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • No webinars
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • 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
  • 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 Beginners and long-term investors focusing on the UK market Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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