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Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Hargreaves Lansdown stacks up against Plus500!

Hargreaves Lansdown vs Plus500
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Easy to use platform
  • Low spreads
  • Listed on AIM section of the London Stock Exchange
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs
  • High financing rates
  • Minimal research tools
fees
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • Financing rate calculation is non-transparent
account opening
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Five withdrawal per month is free
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Available in several languages
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
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markets and products
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Forex
  • 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
1 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/Poor quality news flow
customer service
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
4 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
2 stars
  • Demo account
  • 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
recommended for Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform, with great user experience.