Hargreaves Lansdown vs IG

Updated 23rd July 2022

Hargreaves Lansdown and IG are two of the UK’s top share dealers, but they have their differences. While Hargreaves offers a wider variety of investment options and research, IG is cheaper and easier to use, both on the web and mobile apps.

Scroll down to compare the two brokers and decide which is best for you.

Hargreaves Lansdown
 

On Hargreaves Lansdown's website

IG
 
Overview
Description
Trade UK and international shares, ETFs, trusts, bonds, and IPOs with one of the country's most established brokers.Trade a wide range of asset classes across thousands of markets.
Basics
Account Funding Options
Bank cardBank transfer, credit card, debit card
Advisory Services
YesYes
Apps
Android, iOSAndroid, iOS
Company Founded
19811974
Company Headquarters
Bristol, EnglandLondon, England
Minimum Age
18 years18 years
Minimum Deposit
£0.00£0.00
Minimum Trade
No minimum trade requiredNo minimum trade required
Regulator
FCAASIC, FCA, FMA, MAS + more
Signup Bonus Gift
NoneNone
Trading
Copy Trading
NoNo
cTrader Trading
NoNo
ETF Trading
YesYes
Forex Trading
NoYes
Fractional Share Trading
NoNo
Futures Trading
NoYes
MetaTrader 4 Trading
NoYes
MetaTrader 5 Trading
NoNo
Mutual Funds Trading
YesNo
Options Trading
NoYes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
NoNo
Paper Trading
YesYes
Penny Stock Trading
YesYes
Social Trading
NoNo
Stock Trading
YesYes
Tradable Assets
Bonds, ETFs, Investment Trusts, SharesBonds, Commodities, Crypto, ETFs, Forex, Shares, Share CFDs
Tradable Markets
European markets, LSE, NASDAQ, NYSE and TSEASX, DAX, LSE, ISEQ, NASDAQ, NYSE and more
Fees
Broker Assisted Trades Fee
£27.00£20.00
Brokerage Fee
£16.00£0.00
Domestic Wire Transfer Fee
£0.00£0.00
ETF Trade Fee
£16.00£6.50
Funds Withdrawal Fee (Partial)
£0.00£0.00
Funds Withdrawal Fee (Full)
£0.00£0.00
International Wire Transfer Fee
£0.00£0.00
Mutual Fund Trade Fee
N/AN/A
Options (Base Fee)
N/A£5.00
Options (Per Contract Fee)
N/AN/A
Paper Confirmation Fee
N/AN/A
Paper Statement Fee
£13.00N/A
Returned Wire Fee
N/AN/A
Spread
N/AGet spreads from 1 point on the FTSE 100 and Germany 30, and US Crude spreads from just 2.8 points.
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee
N/AN/A
Stock Certificate Processing Fee
N/A£135.00
Stock Trade Fee
£0.00£0.00
Order types
Order Type (Contingent)
NoYes
Order Type (Limit)
YesYes
Order Type (Market)
YesYes
Order Type (One Cancels The Other)
NoNo
Order Type (One Triggers and One Cancels The Other)
NoNo
Order Type (One Triggers The Other)
NoNo
Order Type (Stop)
YesYes
Order Type (Trailing Stop)
YesYes
Customer service
24/7 Support
NoYes
Email Support
YesYes
Live Chat Support
NoYes
Phone Support
YesYes