Hargreaves Lansdown vs XTB compared

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

Hargreaves Lansdown
XTB
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Last update of dataDec 2022

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.

XTB

XTB is a trusted global CFD broker, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. XTB is regulated by many financial authorities globally, including the top-tier FCA.

Recommended for forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal service.

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

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at Hargreaves Lansdown compared to XTB, deposit and withdrawal processes are somewhat more complicated at Hargreaves Lansdown, while customer service quality is somewhat lower than XTB's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Hargreaves Lansdown as somewhat worse than the platform of XTB, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with Hargreaves Lansdown, while XTB provides somewhat better research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.6

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

Overall Score
4.8

Recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low fees and great deposit/withdrawal service

Best CFD broker

Country of origin

UK

Country of origin

Poland

Fees

Fees score
3.2
Fees score
4.3
Fees summary

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

Fees summary

Low forex, average non-trading fees, high stock CFD fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

Crypto fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.8
Deposit and withdrawal score
4.5
Number of base currencies

1

Number of base currencies

5

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
*

$0

*
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

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

Trading platform

Web platform score
3.7
Web platform score
4.4
Mobile platform score
3.9
Mobile platform score
4.4
Desktop platform score
-
Desktop platform score
4.4

Markets and products

Markets and products score
3.2
Markets and products score
3.9
Stocks
Stocks
*
*
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
*
*
ETFs
ETFs
*
*
Forex
Forex
*
*
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs
CFD disclaimer

Disclaimer: 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Research, education

Research score
4.0
Research score
4.8
Charting quality

Mid-range

Charting quality

Great

Education score
3.5
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
4.5
Customer service score
5.0
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

£85,000

Investor protection amount

£85k for UK clients, €20k for clients under CySEC and CNMV, €22k for other European clients, and no protection for other customers

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

1981

Foundation date

2002

Country of regulation

UK

Country of regulation

UK, Poland, Cyprus, Spain, Belize, Dubai

Hargreaves Lansdown

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

XTB

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

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