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AJ Bell ISA Review

Is "AJ Bell" The Best Place For Your ISA?

AJ Bell offer a wide variety of different kinds of funds for your ISA, helping you make the most of your tax-free allowance. We’ve looked at various different aspects of the provider to help you decide if it is right for you. 

Share Dealing ISAs

Share Dealing ISA

from AJ Bell

  • Trade From (frequent trader rate): £4.95
  • Trade From (standard trader rate): £9.95

Why we like it: Voted ‘Best Execution Only Broker 2020’ in the ADVFN International financial Awards. Place 10 deals or more per month and pay only £4.95 per online deal in the next month. Deal from £1.50 and never pay more than £9.95 per online trade. AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest online investment platforms with £48.3 billion in assets under administration for 262,000 customers.

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 Supermarket ISAs

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.

Charges

The fees incurred by the opening of an AJ Bell ISA depends on the funds or shares you have. 

Examples of fees you might be liable for include: 

  • Buying or selling dealing charges 
  • Custody charges

The website contains a calculator, which means you'll be able to calculate what you would be liable to pay.

Fund Choice

AJ Bell boasts a wide variety and a long list of possible. These include:

  • A wide variety of funds
  • Stocks and shares options
  • Lifetime ISA options 
  • SIPP options

Customer service

The customer service features of AJ Bell as a platform include:

  • A  list of services provided by AJ Bell 
  • A phone number available on the website 
  • Webchat facilities
  • Email address provided
  • Physical postal address also provided

Research & tools available

To find the ISA which is right for you, you can look at their Investment ideas tab, as well as browse the website to find the right fund for you. 

Is "AJ Bell" The Best Place For Your Child's Junior ISA?

For this tax year (2020/2021) you can invest up to £9,000 in a tax-free wrapper for your child’s future in a Junior ISA.

If you’re looking to set up a JISA (Junior ISA) at AJ Bell, then you need to know what costs, choice, customer service and research tools you can expect to get by going with this provider.

Charges

The charges associated with a JISA at AJ Bell are:

  • The ability to buy and sell funds from £1.50
  • Buying and sellijng shares from £9.95 
  • Buying and share online share deals from £4.95
  • An annual shares custody charge of 0.25% of the value in your account (with a maximum of £5 per quarter) 
  • Annual funds custody charge of 0.25%
  • Charges can be found through their calculator 

Fund Choice

In terms of fund choices, much like the standard ISA, you can choose from:

  • A wide variety of funds
  • Stocks and shares options
  • Support for choosing the right investment for you

Customer service

The customer service for JISAs is the same as the customer service provided for general ISAs. They also provide FAQs specifically tailored to the JISA product, so you can look there for information. This also includes Investment ideas, which can be helpful for a first-time investor.

Research & tools available

AJ Bell has a page on their website specifically dedicated to JISA accounts, which contains lots of information you may want to look at before opening a JISA with this provider. This includes:

  • Their charges
  • Investment ideas
  • FAQs
  • Information on transferring a JISA
  • Facility to open a Junior ISA
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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