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Compare Hargreaves Lansdown vs XTB


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

Hargreaves Lansdown vs XTB
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use trading platforms
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • High fees for stocks, ETFs, and CFDs
  • Offline account opening for clients outside the UK
  • Only GBP base currency
  • Limited product portfolio, mostly CFD and FX
  • Sales team can be pushy
  • No 24/7 customer support
fees
2 stars
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low fees for funds, forex, and bonds
  • High stock, ETF, and CFD fees
4 stars
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No 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
  • User-friendly
  • Sales team pushy
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
  • Quick funding and withdrawal -within 3 days
  • User-friendly
  • High fees for electronic wallet deposits
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 search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
desktop trading platform
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4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs for European clients except for UK and Hungary
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
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Professional tone
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 availability
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support for e-mail
  • 24/5 availability
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
  • 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
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by financial authorities
recommended for Beginners and buy and hold investors looking for great customer service and easy to use trading platforms Forex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research tools