Availability on platforms

Platforms can be a convenient way to hold several different investments in one place, including investment companies. However, all platforms have different charges and it can be difficult to compare what they offer. Not all platforms make investment companies available.

To help people trying to choose a platform, the AIC has asked the lang cat, a platform consultancy, to provide up-to-date information on the platforms where investment companies are available, and what you’ll pay to invest on each platform.

The table below shows which sort of accounts you can open with each platform – for example, whether you can open an ISA or pension.

It also shows which platforms offer open-ended funds (such as OEICs and unit trusts) and which offer investment companies.

If you want, you can also get an idea of how much it will cost to hold investment companies (and/or open-ended funds) on the various platforms.

(Financial advisers: to see our research on advised platforms, please visit the Financial Advisers centre.)

 

D2C platform Investment account Pension ISA Junior ISA Flexible ISA Lifetime ISA Can hold funds Can hold investment companies Website
AJ Bell Youinvest  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Aviva Consumer Platform  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Barclays  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Bestinvest  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Charles Stanley Direct  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Close Brothers A.M. Self Directed Service  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

EQ Shareview  ✔  ✔   ✔ ✔ 

AICbinoculars

EQi ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Fidelity Personal Investing  ✔  ✔  ✔   ✔ ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Halifax Share Dealing  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Hargreaves Lansdown  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

iDealing  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

IG  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Interactive Investor  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

iWeb  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Santander  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

shareDeal active  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Strawberry  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

The Share Centre  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

Willis Owen  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

X-O  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ 

AICbinoculars

 

Source: AIC/the lang cat (last update 02/11/20)

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