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Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs Tradestation


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs Tradestation
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Great mobile trading platform
  • Wide range of reserach tools
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex
  • Bad customer service
fees
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • More fee structures you can choose from
  • High non-trading fees
account opening
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Offline account opening for non-UK clients
4 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account opening
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
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Not user-friendly
  • High withdrawal fee (for non-US clients $35 /tansaction)
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
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
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
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Good quality news flow
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
3 stars
  • Live chat
  • Relevant and fast telephone support
  • Practically no email support
  • No 24/7
education
4 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms Traders wanting great research tools and preferring the US markets