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FTSE 100 ETF Tracker

from iShares

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 100 Index. Largest company shares in the index include, Astrazeneca, Glaxosmithkline, HSBC & Diageo. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

FTSE 100 ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 100 Index. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

FTSE 250 ETF Tracker

from HSBC

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 250 Index. The fund invests directly in shares that make up the index such as Direct Line Group, Greggs & Morrisons. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

S&P 500 ETF Tracker

from iShares

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks S&P 500 Index. Passive fund that seeks to mirror as closely as possible the performance of the 500 largest companies by market capitalisation in the USA such as Apple, Tesla, Berkshire Hathaway & Tesla. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

MSCI China ETF Tracker

from HSBC

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks MSCI China Index. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

FTSE All-World ETF

from Vanguard

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: This ETF Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE All-World Index. Largest holdings include Apple, Microsoft, Amazon & Facebook. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

MSCI World ETF Tracker

from iShares

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks the MSCI World Index. This index is a market cap weighted index of 1,585 companies throughout the world across 23 countries. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Xtrackers MSCI World Information Technology

from DWS

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks MSCI World Information Technology Index. Largest holdings of the index include Apple, Microsoft, VISA, NVIDIA and Mastercard. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Physical Gold ETC

from Wisdom Tree

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Allows investors to gain a simple cost efficient way to access the gold market. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm
Ethical ISAs

Global Clean Energy ETF Tracker

from iShares

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks companies in the clean energy sector. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 a month or any lump sum

What is an ETF ISA?

An exchange traded fund (ETF) are funds that issue shares which are traded on a stock exchange. 

They can invest in a broad range of assets providing investors with access to specific markets, sectors and strategies at relatively low cost.

How does an ETF work?

ETFs provide investors access to a wide range of asset classes such as equities and fixed income. they can:

  • Follow the performance of a market index such as the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250
  • Follow the performance of a smart beta index which is weighted to deliver a specific outcome such as income or low volatility e.g. for low volatility smart beta, ETFs will seek to minimize volatility by tracking indices that demonstrate lower fluctuations during market turbulence.
  •  Be actively managed by a dedicated manager
  • Be actively traded like any stock on an exchange
  • Have low charges as passive trackers are generally cheaper than actively managed funds

With ETFs you typically know what you are investing in as there is transparency to what securities the fund holds as well as performance and costs (total expense ratio).

How do I invest in an ETF ISA?

You can invest in ETFs via a platform provider. Platforms include:

  • Interactive Investor - The ii platform allows you to access market leading ETF providers including iShares, Vanguard, HSBC and Wisdom Tree. ii provide extensive ETF research resources to allow you to make informed investing decisions.
  • Fidelity - Through the Fidelity platform once you set up an investment account you can invest in a wide range of ETFs provided by companies including Legal & General, iShares, Lyxor State Street, UBS, Vanguard and WisdomTree. Fidelity provide a screening tool to allow you to filter through over 250 ETF options.
  • Hargreaves Lansdown - The HL platform Provide a list of popular ETFs their clients are buying at any given time.They provide access to most major EFT providers.
  • AJ Bell - With the AJ Bell platform you can invest in ETF providers such as Amundi, Franklin, HSBC and Invesco. AJ Bell provides a screening tool to allow you to drill down to the ETF that might best suit your circumstances.

What does an ETF ISA Cost?

Not straightforward as the total cost will depend on how you buy the ETF. 

ETFs are investments that are openly traded on a stock exchange, therefore the  price fluctuates throughout the day depending on demand. 

It's important to understand the difference between the price you pay for the investment (dictated daily by the stock market) and the dealing charges and service fees set by the fund manager and investment platform.

When you buy an ETF within your ISA account (using a platform such as Fidelity) you are placing a "market order" where you are given a quote to buy the ETF. This latest price is available to you for 15 seconds.

If you are happy with the quote you can buy the shares immediately. If you are not happy with the price you can wait another 15 seconds to refresh the quote.

Each ETF will have an ongoing annual charge which can range from 0.05% pa to 0.88% pa. 

If you buy via a platform then there will be typically a platform annual charge - the cheapest platform providers charge from 0.25% pa.

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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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