Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs Interactive Investor
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
  • User-friendly trading platforms
  • Fast and easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic charting and analytic tools
  • Monthly account fee
fees
3.0
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
3.0
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Monthly account fee
account opening
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • No option to provide addresses outside the UK for the past 3 years
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
4.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit
  • Free withdrawal for non-instant GBP and EUR withdrawal
  • No credit/Debit card withdrawal
web trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
research
4.0
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
3.0
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No trading ideas
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • 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
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms Beginners and investors focusing on the UK market
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