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Investment platforms for your ISAs

Compare ISA platform options for your ISA. A platform provides you with a home for your ISAs where you can choose the investments that suit your requirements. You can save on initial and ongoing charges, and keep track of your investments online.

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

Interative Investor Stocks & Shares ISA

from Interactive Investor

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 40,000+ UK and global investments
  • Invest From: £25 pm or £100 single

Why we like it: An award-winning ISA that gives you complete control. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Fidelity

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2,000+ Funds
  • Invest From: £50pm

Why we like it: Invest from as little as £50 a month or with a £1,000 lump sum. Investment choice from over 100 fund providers, giving you access to 2,000+ funds. One low-cost service fee of 0.35%*. Great service – from investment guidance on website through to UK-based phones team. PathFinder, Select 50, Investment Finder - investing tools for beginners to advanced investors. 24/7 access via online Account Management system.

* depending on how much you have invested

Important: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Vantage Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2,500+ Funds
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Why we like it: Shelter up to £20,000 this tax year with the low cost, award-winning ISA. The UK's number 1 platform for private investors. 

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Investment Fund ISA

from AJ Bell

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 2000+ Funds
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Why we like it: It is simple to invest in a fund online. You will need to open an account first and then choose the fund you are interested in investing in. There are over 2,000 funds to choose from but to make it easier for you AJ Bell have created their favourite funds list which is their pick of the best funds. 

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Selected ISAs

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Wealthify

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Choose your risk profile and have an investment Plan built and managed for you
  • Invest From: No minimum

Why we like it: Choose your level of risk from cautious to adventurous and have a plan expertly created and managed for you. Create multiple plans with different risk levels, Ethical plans also available. Invest as little or much as you like, add regular payments and top up whenever you like. Withdraw money or transfer out without notice or penalty fees. Wealthify app lets you check how your Plan is performing, manage your transactions and provide investment news and insights. Simple annual management charge of 0.6%

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Moneyfarm

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Choose your risk profile and have it matched to an investment portfolio expertly built and managed
  • Invest From: £1,500

Why we like it: Answer questions about your goals, financial situation and attitude to risk, and Moneyfarm will recommend the right ISA portfolio for you, built and managed by experts to help your money grow. You’ll always be invested in a portfolio that’s suitable for you, and you can manage this through the Advice Centre. See what you’re invested in, how you’re performing and how much you’re paying anywhere and any time with the Moneyfarm app. Add money to your ISA by setting up a direct debit, investing a lump-sum, or by transferring old ISAs for free

Fully Managed Stocks and Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Discretionary investment management
  • Invest From: Min. £500 single

Why we like it: Get an intelligent stocks & shares ISA portfolio - Choose a portfolio that's fully managed by our expert team or a fixed allocation portfolio. No tie-ins, no set-up fees, no exit charges. Easy, online set up in minutes. Start with as little as £500. Portfolio management fees of 0.45%-0.75% up to £100k. 0.25%-0.35% beyond £100k. There are also underlying investment charges, see our fees page. Plus, live chat, amazing customer support and brilliant investor tools and guides. Authorised and regulated by the FCA. Capital at risk. ISA rules apply

Investment ISA

from Barclays Smart Investor

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Trade From (standard trader rate): £3 for funds (or £1 for each automated regular investment)

Why we like it: Start using your new 2020/21 ISA allowance. Invest in over 2,000 funds plus Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Investment Trusts, shares and more.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. Tax rules can change and individual effects vary. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Using A ISA Platform

In choosing a ISA platform there are many things to consider other than price. It can range from, your investment needs, whther you need other account types such as a SIPP account, the need to be able to trade individual securities and how often, a cash account that pays interest as well as mobile app functionality. 

Some providers are more flexible than others. Additionally, keep an eye out for account fees, high currency conversion costs or commission rates.

What is on Offer?

A good ISA fund platform provider will offer:

  • Index-Tracker funds- An easy and popular way to invest that follows the performance of a particular stock market
  • Actively Managed funds - A good way to invest in a particular sector or region
  • Multi Asset funds- A range of funds that invest in other funds (a fund-of-funds) or funds where assets are made up of a portfolio of company shares, bonds and cash (a mixed investment range)
  • Income funds - Invest in funds lending money to a government or company, in return for an agreed level of interest over a set period
  • Property fund – Funds that invest in commercial property
  • Other tax wrapper options
  • Share dealing account options
  • Mobile app functionality
  • Research and expert analysis

1 Don’t just look at the cost

Costs are important: this isn’t a decision you’re going to revisit every year.

For a modest portfolio managed on the most popular platforms, the costs can include:

  • Annual account charges ranging from zero to £100 a year.
  • Annual fund charges from zero to 0.45% of portfolio value.
  • Plus charges each time you make a trade, which could be from £1 to £12.50 per transaction.

BUT… some of the more expensive fund supermarket platforms are rated highly by investors for ease of use and good customer support.

2 What do you want to invest in?

You don’t have to choose exactly which ISAs you want, before you choose your ISA platform.

But not all platforms offer complete investment choice. If you already know your priorities, or you may want to invest in a particular type of fund in the future, you’ll need to check that the platforms you’re considering offer those options.

3 What kind of tools and research does the investment platform offer?

These are often the criteria that count most highly with users, so do some research and read the reviews.

Many investors are prepared to pay a bit more in fees for a platform that offers really useful apps and background research on fund performance.

4 How much are you investing?

You’ll want to look at the fee structures, and the thresholds for reduced fee charges for investors with more sizable portfolios.

For large investors, say with £50K or more in their pot, platforms that charge flat-rate fees work better.

5 The additional costs (and savings) to look out for

In addition to annual platform management charges…

  • You’ll need to work out the dealing charges for the level of trading you'll be doing
  • Also look out for dividend reinvestment fees, transfer charges, and exit fees.
  • Can you take advantage of the regular monthly investing discounts?

Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.

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How do Investment ISAs work?

9th July 2020

For those looking to make the most of their 2020/2021 ISA allowance, the more attractive rates offered by Investment ISAs are very appealing. So, if you want to put your money into a tax-free wrapper which also gains interest on investments, a Stocks and Shares ISA is the way to go. But how do Investment ISAs work?

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