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Hargreaves Lansdown

Open a stocks and shares ISA with Hargreaves Lansdown

  • Invest in a variety of stocks, shares and funds
  • Annual charge is never more than 0.45%
  • Do it yourself or ready made portfolios

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Updated March 31st, 2020
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund & Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
Transfer out fee
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
eToro is good for social trading - letting you mirror the portfolios of other traders. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Share Dealing Account
£8
0.05% (min £5)
0.12% per year & transfer-out fee
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.

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Updated March 31st, 2020
Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.

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Updated March 31st, 2020
Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor Pension
£25/month
Over 2,500 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
Moneyfarm Pension
0.35%-0.75%
7 funds
£1,500 (initial investment)
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.

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How to make smart investment decisions

No one has the right answer, otherwise we’d all be rich! There are, however, ways to make sure that your investment decisions are smart every time. This is different from decisions being right every time. Don’t assume that a decision that goes wrong wasn’t a smart decision at the time, with the information available at the time. Here are some things to keep in mind when investing.

1. Find out which investment option suits your needs

There are a lot of financial tools for you to choose from that have the potential to grow your investment. Working out which one is best suited to your current financial situation is the first step. Read our guides to get an idea of which products suit you best.

2. Compare providers who offer the services

Once you’ve settled on an investment option, you should compare the providers in that area. Look at cost, but also things like flexibility, frequent trader rates, ease of access. There are a lot of considerations to make, our tables and guides aim to make this process a bit easier.

3. Choose the option best suited to you

Once you’ve done your homework, it’s simply a case of signing up to the provider of your choice. Apply directly through our tables, and you’ll be up and running in no time! Always double check (or triple check) that you’re happy with your decision, and if you’re uncertain seek financial advice.

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