Finder Awards 2022

Finder Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Awards 2022

How did your chosen investment platform do in our latest customer satisfaction awards?

Welcome to the Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards 2022

Our awards are decided by the only votes that really matter – yours. We asked customers of all the major share dealing platforms to tell us about their experiences. Now we can reveal which share dealing platforms were rated the best for customer satisfaction.

The winners

The winning and highly commended companies were decided with both their overall customer satisfaction scores (star ratings out of five) and their recommendation scores (the percentage of survey respondents who would recommend the brand to a friend). Read more on our methodology and see our full results below.

Now without any further ado, here are the victors…


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Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Winner

Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown was the winner of the 2022 Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Awards with the best customer satisfaction start rating (5 stars out of 5). A whopping 93% of its customers said that they would recommend it.

Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the UK’s largest investment platforms. It has 1.3 million customers and is trusted with £96 billion worth of investments.

Read our review of Hargreaves Lansdown


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Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Highly Commended

Orca

Orca is the highly commended platform in this years’ customer satisfaction survey, with an overall star rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and a huge 82% of its customers that would recommend it.

Orca is a relatively new investment platform — it was only launched towards the end of 2020. It lets its users invest in an individual savings account (ISA) with more than 250 stocks and ETFs.

Read our review of Orca


Our 2022 customer satisfaction league table

We asked customers of the investing platforms featured in this table to rate their satisfaction with the brand and whether they’d recommend it to a friend. We’ve shown both and ordered the table by overall satisfaction. Our independent survey of 753 customers was carried out in December 2021.

Overall satisfactionCustomers who’d recommendPlatformReview
★★★★★93%Hargreaves lansdown logoHargreaves Lansdown is one of the UK’s largest investment services. It has more than 983,000 clients and holds more than £82 billion worth of investments.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★82%Orca logoOrca is a pretty new investment platform that launched towards the end of 2020. It lets its users invest in an individual savings account (ISA) with more than 250 stocks and ETFs. Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★79%Freetrade logoFreetrade is an app-only trading and investment platform. It lets investors buy UK and US stocks and invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). It’s aimed at inexperienced investors who want to get started with investing.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★78%Vanguard Bank logoVanguard is a leading investment platform that has more than 30 million customers worldwide. It has more than 75 funds, which pool money from investors to reduce costs. You can choose your own investments or try a ready made portfolio.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★79%Barclays logoBarclays is a major bank that offers investing for its customers. It has an easy-to-use service and offers a variety of products, including ISAs, SIPPS and general investment accounts.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★78%Fidelity logoFidelity is an investment provider that offers a huge range of products, including stocks and shares ISAs, self invested personal pensions, junior ISAs and junior SIPPs.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★76%Degiro logoDegiro is an online broker that is based in Amsterdam. It’s known for its low commission fees, and often works out as one of the cheapest brokers to invest with once you consider all the fees involved.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★74%trading 212 logoTrading 212 is one of the UK’s most popular investment platforms. It lets you trade stocks, exchange-traded funds, forex, commodities and more with zero commission.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★74%revolut trading logoRevolut Trading is an add on to Revolut’s existing banking product. Customers can invest in more than 800 stocks, as well as fractional shares and some commodities, such as gold. Revolut has recently started offering cryptocurrencies on its platform.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★72%Fineco logoFineco is an investment platform for investors that want access to international markets. It lets you invest within a stocks and shares ISA. With Fineco you can invest in shares,, commodities and ETFs.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★74%Nutmeg logoNutmeg is an app-based investment platform and robo-advisor. It chooses investments for you that are suited to your investment goals and risk appetite.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★74%interactive investor logointeractive investor is a flat fee investment platform that offers a range of shares, funds, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, venture capital trusts, bonds and gilts. You can invest in ISAs, SIPPS and junior accounts.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★73%moneybox logoMoneybox is a savings app that uses Open Banking to round up your purchases and puts the savings into investments for you. It aims to make saving and investing a seamless part of everyday life.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★72%wealthify logoWealthify is a semi-automated robo-investor that’s designed to simplify investing. You can choose a portfolio based on how much risk you want to be exposed to.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★71%investengine logoInvest Engine is another new investment platform. It has two different approaches, DIY and ready made. The DIY approach lets you create your own portfolio with the selection of ETFs it has available. Its ready made option has a range of growth and income portfolios available for its users to invest in. Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★71%IG logoIG is one of the UK’s largest investment services. It has nearly 200,000 customers and offers ISAs and pensions. It’s aimed at all types of investors, but is more suitable for those with more experience.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★66%Halifax logoWell-known bank Halifax started offering share dealing in 1997. It offers a range of shares to its customers including a share investment plan.Read reviewCapital at risk
★★★★★66%eToro logoeToro’s low-cost trading platform lets you trade stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrencies, commodities, currencies and more. It’s known for its social trading element which lets you copy other people’s trades.Go to siteCapital at risk
★★★★★56%Stake logoStake was the first UK platform to offer access to US stocks and ETFs with its mobile-only app. It has two fee tiers.Go to siteCapital at risk

Customer satisfaction ratings methodology

We asked people who’d used a share dealing platform within the previous 12 months to rate their satisfaction with the service they received, and whether they’d recommend the provider to a friend. Our independent survey of 753 share dealing customers was carried out in December 2021.

We have shown both survey results for the brands listed in the table above, and used these ratings to decide the winners of our awards (where there was a draw on the satisfaction star rating, we used the “would recommend” percentage as a tie-breaker).

Share dealing ratings

★★★★★ — Excellent
★★★★★ — Good
★★★★★ — Average
★★★★★ — Subpar
★★★★★ — Poor
Our customer satisfaction scores (“Customers say”) are based on a survey of 753 customers carried out in December 2021.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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