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Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs LYNX


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs LYNX
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Great research tools
  • Wide range of markets and products
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Deposit and withdrawal are not user-friendly
  • €3,000 minimum deposit
  • High inactivity fee
fees
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
3 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
3 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum account balance is higher than $500
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
2 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • One free withdrawal per month
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Not user-friendly
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Innovative functions (i.e. Chatbot)
  • Not user-friendly
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
markets and products
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4 stars
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Available in local languages
  • Irrelevant answers
education
4 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
3 stars
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account for desktop platform
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms European traders aiming for low trading fees, great research tools, and local customer support