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Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs XM


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs XM
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Great educational tools
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Only CFDs and forex offered
  • Limited research tools
  • Inactivity fee
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
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
  • Very low minimum deposit
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
  • Quick funding and withdrawal -within 3 days
  • $15 fee for withdrawals less than $200
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Wide variety of languages
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
  • Does not look nice
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Looks nice
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safe) login
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Does not look nice
markets and products
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1 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
3 stars
  • Many technical-based analyzes
  • Great economic calendar
  • No fundamental data available
  • Missing news
customer service
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
4 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Available in local languages
  • Missing 24/7
  • Sometimes irrelevant answers
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
  • Missing written education content
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
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