investment platforms

Baillie Gifford to shut down direct investment trust savings schemes and move investors

Baillie Gifford has joined the growing number of investment trust managers moving to offer a new home for holdings invested directly with them. We explain why.

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Ban on Isa and Sipp exit fees moves a step closer

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has moved a step closer to banning exit fees for investment platforms.

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Deal of the week: Switch to Interactive Investor and get cashback on exit fees

Sign up to an account with investment platform Interactive Investor and receive cashback worth up to £2,000 towards exit fees. 

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How much will I get back if a platform goes bust?

The FSCS is the UK’s compensation scheme for customers of authorised financial services firms. It pays compensation if the firm is unable, or likely to be unable, to pay claims against it.

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Investment platform Interactive Investor buys Alliance Trust Savings

Online stockbroker Interactive Investor, Moneywise's parent company, has agreed to buy Alliance Trust Savings for £40 million.

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Investment doctor: "Which investment platform offers the best range of funds?"

A reader wants the widest variety of investment products and access to exchange-traded funds

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Charles Stanley Direct increases annual charges

Fund supermarket increases annual charges from 0.25 to 0.35%.

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Investment platforms ‘working well’ but switching needs to be easier

Investors using so-called ‘fund supermarkets’ are finding that there is a good level of competition within this market, according to the interim findings of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) investment platforms market...

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