How long should it take to transfer a stocks and shares ISA?
Some investment platforms are taking longer than they should do to transfer stocks and shares ISAs
If you want to transfer your stocks and shares ISA, you might have a long wait. Whereas it can take three weeks to transfer a cash ISA from one provider to another, it can take up to six weeks – or even longer if you want to transfer your stocks and shares ISA from one investment platform to another. Why the wait? And what can you do about it?
What is tracker fund? Understanding tracker funds.
Tracker funds aim to replicate the performance of a stock market index but they’re not all the same.
New research from a company called Vanguard shows that low cost funds tend to produce a better return than high cost funds. Tracker funds, which mirror the performance of a stock market index, tend to have lower costs. But they are not all the same. How do they work and what should you look for?
If you invest in funds through an investment platform or fund supermarket, how much will you be charged?
There are some big changes if you invest in investment funds through a platform or ‘fund supermarket’ as it’s sometimes called. Investment funds have been told they can’t pay advisers or fund supermarkets a commission for introducing clients (a commission that was actually paid by the customer from the money they invested). So investment platforms are changing their charges. Will you pay more or less?