Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Questrade


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs Questrade
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Solid research tools
  • Superb customer service
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Slow account opening for non-Canadians
  • High withdrawal fee for non-Canadians
  • Limited account base currencies
fees
2.7
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
3.7
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Low fund fees
  • High CFD fees
  • High margin rates
account opening
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Complicated for non-Canadians
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
2.7
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
web trading platform
3.7
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Charting is extremely slow
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.9
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
4.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • CFD
research
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Live data only available for paid subscription
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Educational section is hard to navigate
  • 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
  • CAD 10 million per account additional insurance
  • No negative balance 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 Traders and investors focusing on the Canadian and US markets
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