Compare Fidelity vs Halifax


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

Fidelity vs Halifax
overall rating
4.9
3.9
overall pros
  • Commission-free US stocks and ETFs
  • Great trading platforms and research
  • US and international stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
overall cons
  • High mutual fund fees and margin rates
  • Slower account verification
  • Slow live chat
  • High stock trading fees
  • Very poor customer service
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
fees
4.2
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low bond fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
  • High margin fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
account opening
3.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slower account verification
  • Not fully digital in some cases
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card 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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Loads bit slowly
markets and products
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Robo-advisory
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
research
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News flow quality could be better
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
customer service
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow live chat
0.0
  • No 24/7 support
  • Very slow phone support
  • Live chat was not working
  • No response to email
education
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for desktop
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Additional coverage by Fidelity
  • No negative balance protection
  • 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 Investors and traders looking for solid research and great trading platforms Beginners and long-term investors
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