Hargreaves Lansdown vs Stake compared

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

Hargreaves Lansdown
Stake
Hargreaves Lansdown
4.4
Stake
4.2
When you invest your capital is at risk

Last update of dataDec 2021

Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is a UK broker, regulated by the top-tier FCA. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100, a stock index of the biggest listed companies in the UK.

Recommended for beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms.

Stake

Stake is an Australia-based fintech startup that offers commission-free stock trading, regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and the FCA.

Recommended for beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform.

Hargreaves Lansdown's service is on par with Stake's and a comparison of their fees shows that Hargreaves Lansdown's fees are higher than Stake's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at Hargreaves Lansdown compared to Stake, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at Hargreaves Lansdown, while customer service quality is much better than Stake's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Hargreaves Lansdown as being of the same quality as the platform of Stake, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Hargreaves Lansdown, while Stake provides somewhat lower-quality research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors looking for great customer service and easy-to-use trading platforms

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

Australia

Fees

Fees score
3.1
Fees score
4.7
Fees summary

Average trading fees, low non-trading fees, low fund fees

Fees summary

Low trading and average non-trading fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
2.2
Number of base currencies

1

Number of base currencies

1

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
4.6
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$50

*
Time to open account

1 day

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents
*

Proof of identity: passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

*
Required documents

Australian ID for Australian clients. No documents needed for UK clients.

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.7
Web platform score
3.6
Mobile platform score
3.9
Mobile platform score
4.1
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.0
Markets and products score
1.6
Stocks
Stocks
*
*
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
*
*
ETFs
ETFs
*
*
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
4.0
Research score
3.0
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
3.5
Education score
0.5
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.0
Customer service score
0.4
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1981

Foundation date

2017

Country of regulation

UK

Country of regulation

Australia, UK

Hargreaves Lansdown

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Stake

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

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