Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs IG


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs IG
overall rating
4.4
4.5
overall pros
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
  • First-class web trading platform
  • Superb educational tools
  • Great deposit and withdrawal options
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor phone support
fees
2.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
3.3
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low index CFD trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
account opening
4.3
  • Fast
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • Slower account opening
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory service in the UK
  • IPOs
research
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
3.8
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Poor phone support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms Traders of any experience level looking for an easy-to-use trading platform
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