Compare FXTM vs Hargreaves Lansdown


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

FXTM vs Hargreaves Lansdown
overall rating
4.2
4.4
overall pros
  • Superb customer service
  • Great educational tools
  • Digital and fast account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Inactivity and withdrawal fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
fees
3.3
  • Low fees for stock index CFDs
  • Low EURCHF and EURGBP fees
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD 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
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
4.3
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Most of the withdrawal options have a fee
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • 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
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
2.4
  • Stock
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
research
3.8
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • Technical analysis-based trading ideas
  • 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
  • Demo account only on mobile
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top-tier FCA
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • 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 familiar with the MetaTrader 4 platform Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms
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