Compare FXCM vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

FXCM vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.2
4.4
overall pros
  • Fast and straightforward account opening
  • Good technical research tools
  • High quality educational content
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor mobile platform
  • Poor website trading platform
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
3.8
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High AUDUSD trading fee
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
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Account opening time slower than at most forex brokers
4.3
  • Fast
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
2.5
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
1.0
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
markets and products
1.4
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection
  • 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 Forex traders looking for easy account opening, funding, and withdrawal Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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