Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Saxo Bank


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs Saxo Bank
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great customer service
  • Great trading platform
  • Outstanding research
  • Broad product portfolio
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks and ETFs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • High bond, options and futures fees
  • High minimum deposit
  • Lacks live chat and 24/7 availability
fees
2.7
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low fees for funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • Currency conversion fee
3.0
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High bond, options and futures fees
account opening
4.4
  • Fast
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital for UK clients
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
2.5
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Available in almost every country
  • Minimum deposit is high in certain countries
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available for deposit or withdrawal
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
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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Portfolio+ Venture Capital Trust
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • SaxoSelect
research
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Only basic charting and analytics tools
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Most fundamental data is not free of charge
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.0
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Demo account only on mobile
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
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection for EU (+some MENA) customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
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