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Legal and General

Stocks & Shares ISA

  • No income or capital gains tax
  • No platform fees, initial charges or exit fees
  • Pick your own funds or L&G do it for you
  • Save from £20 up to £20,000 this tax year
  • 5 minute sign up
Our view:  L&G have a good range of low cost funds including index trackers and a range of funds that focus on the environment. You can start a new ISA or transfer in an existing ISA. Capital at risk More information »
Invest From
£20 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
Managed funds tailored for you
or choose yourself from over 50 funds
Features
Pick your own funds or choose from the "We do it for you" range.
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Legal & General can help you save for a brighter future with their stocks and shares ISA. Choose from over 50 funds, including ready-made investment options that spread your money across different investments for you and sustainable funds that seek to make a positive difference without compromising financial returns. Please remember with investments, your capital is at risk, the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
40,000+ UK and global stocks
Features
Low flat fee structure. Regular investing is free.
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: An award-winning ISA that gives you complete control. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading
Special Offers: £100 Cashback if you transfer in any ISA worth more than £20,000 Open an ISA, Trading Account or Sipp and you’ll get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only) Terms apply
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
£50 per month
Fund Choice
Over 140 providers and 3,000 investment options
Features
Navigator, Select 50, Investment Finder - investing tools for beginners to advanced investors
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Invest from as little as £50 a month or with a £1,000 lump sum. Investment choice from over 140 fund providers, giving you access to 3,000 investment options. One low-cost service fee of 0.35%. Great service – from investment guidance on website through to UK-based phones team. PathFinder, Select 50, Investment Finder – investing tools for beginners to advanced investors. 24/7 access via online Account Management system.
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
2,500+ funds
Features
Do-it-yourself or Ready-made-portfolios. Cashback Offer (Terms apply)
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Choose your own funds or alternatively a ready made portfolio. Market-beating savings and discounts of up to 5.5%. No charge to buy and sell funds. Low, tiered annual charges for holding funds, with a maximum of just 0.45% per annum. Free fund updates and analysis from experienced research team. Invest with a financially secure, FTSE 100 company.
Special Offer: Cashback up to £200 if you transfer in any ISA worth £1,000 or more Terms apply
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
£25 per month or £1.50 per deal
Fund Choice
Over 2,000 funds
Features
Manage your investments by providing a wealth of investment tools, videos, research and for customers with more than £4,000 in their account free access to Shares magazine.
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Deal from £1.50 and never pay more than £9.95 per online deal. Choose your own investments from over 2,000 funds, investment trusts and exchange traded funds. View your account online 24/7 and deal on the go with our mobile app. Regular savings option available.
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
£1,500
Investment Type
7 managed portfolios to choose from
Features
Choose your risk profile & have it matched to an investment portfolio expertly built and managed
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Answer questions about your goals, financial situation and attitude to risk, and Moneyfarm will recommend the right ISA portfolio for you, built and managed by experts to help your money grow. You’ll always be invested in a portfolio that’s suitable for you, and you can manage this through the Advice Centre. See what you’re invested in, how you’re performing and how much you’re paying anywhere and any time with the Moneyfarm app. Add money to your ISA by setting up a direct debit, investing a lump-sum, or by transferring old ISAs for free
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
No minimum
Investment Type
10 managed portfolios to choose from
Features
Choose your risk profile and have an investment plan built and managed for you. Ethical plan options. Platform backed by AVIVA
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Choose your level of risk from cautious to adventurous and have a plan expertly created and managed for you. Create multiple plans with different risk levels, Ethical plans also available. Invest as little or much as you like, add regular payments and top up whenever you like. Withdraw money or transfer out without notice or penalty fees. Wealthify app lets you check how your Plan is performing, manage your transactions and provide investment news and insights. Simple annual management charge of 0.6%
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Capital at risk. Charges may apply.  Tax rules may change in the future and whether particular tax rules benefit you, will depend on your individual circumstances. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Trade From
£2.95
Flat fee for buying stocks on LSE or buying ETF's
Frequent Trader Rate
£2.95
Platform Fees
No Fee
Why we like it: A complete multi-currency platform with low fees. Zero commission and no added spreads on share CFD’s. Smart interfaces, fast and reliable execution, and no hidden costs. Over 30 million orders processed every year.
Trade From
£7.99 a month
Using the Investor Service Plan
Frequent Trader Rate
From £7.99 using the Investor Service Plan
Platform Fees
No transfer or exit fees. From £7.99 using the Investor Service Plan

Why we like it: An award-winning trading account. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading.

Trade From
£11.95
Frequent Trader Rate
£5.95
Platform Fees
No fees for share dealing

Good to know: Online trading charges based on previous month’s activity. 20+ trades made in previous month is £5.95 a trade. 10-19 trades are £8.95 a trade. Less than 10 trades it’s £11.95. Get Access to live prices. Easy set up – Buy & sell shares in minutes!

Trade From
£8
0% commission on US shares
Frequent Trader Rate
£3
Platform Fees
£0 to £24 per quarter

Good to know: Pay zero commission on US share trades, and just £3 on UK share trades, when you trade three or more times a month with IG. No admin or transfer fees. Custody fee of £24 per quarter, charged if you hold share dealing or ISA assets at the end of the quarter.

Trade From
£9.95
Frequent Trader Rates
£4.95
Platform Fees
0.25% pa
Good to know: There is no charge to set up or transfer a share dealing account and no charge to pay money into the account. You can deal from as little as £1.50, and you will never pay more than £9.95 per online deal. Voted ‘Best Execution Only Broker 2020’  by ADVFN International Financial Awards.
Access to
Invest directly in the US stock market
Details

Directly invest in 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs. Access advanced order types and fractional trading. Commission free and no fees on trades. Trade instantly on unsettled funds. Access analyst ratings from Wall St pro’s.  FCA regulated with securities insured up to $500K

SPECIAL OFFER: A Free stock for every user that signs up and funds their account within 24 hours (Nike, GoPro or Dropbox)

Capital is at risk

Specialist Market
Invest in global companies working to make a profit as well as solving social and environmental problems
Details

Invest in a better future for yourself and the world. You don’t have to compromise your social and environmental values in order to make money, Tickr only offer investments in companies that are trying to have a positive impact on people and the planet. Your money may be protected up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

SPECIAL OFFER: £5 added to your account when you sign up

Capital is at risk

Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
High Income
Income Yield
4.76%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it: If you are looking for a high income yield and prepared to accept higher volatility then this fund may fit the bill. With a focus on high yield bonds and shares, the fund manager is an experienced bond investor who has a flexible approach to seeking out the best income opportunities. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. *Correct as at 31/8/2020 Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Monthly Income Plus
Income Yield
5.12%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Our view: For income seekers looking for monthly income this fund has an excellent long term track record. Managed by Paul Read and Paul Causer the fund invests in a mixture of corporate bonds and high yielding UK company shares.  The fund objective is to deliver high income with the potential for some capital growth. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. *Distribution yield correct as at 31/8/2020 Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Multi Manager High Income
Income Yield
5.03%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it: In a world of ultra low interest rates the Hargreaves Multi Manager High Income fund aims to deliver a high monthly income to clients by blending different types of funds and moving between different areas of the market when more attractive opportunities emerge. HL also aim to grow this income payment over time and therefore may invest in higher risk smaller companies they believe offer great potential for long term capital growth. *Correct as at 30/4/2020 Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Money Builder
Income Yield
3.12%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it:  A fund with a conservative approach to bond investing. The focus is on quality companies that are in good financial health and generate enough cash to keep paying bondholders. Aims to provide a relatively steady income and a small amount of growth, without taking excessive risks. It could help diversify a portfolio focused on shares, or be used as a way to limit volatility during tougher times for stock and bond markets. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. *Correct as at 22/5/2020 Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Plan Name

MB UK Quarterly Contingent Income Plan

Annual Income
Up to 4.4%
per year
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 6 Year Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
18.5%
at end of term
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE4Good 6 Year Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
15.9%
at end of term
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 Kick Out Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
2.25%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 3 Year Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
5.4%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 6 Year Defensive Deposit Plan

Fixed Return
11.7%
if FTSE higher, 4.2% if lower
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 Defensive Kick Out Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
1.75%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Investec FTSE 100 3 Year Defensive Deposit Plan

Maximum Potential Return
4.05%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

How to get Cash+ returns without risking your capital…

Fair Investment

If you could combine the potential to achieve investment level returns, with the same capital protection as any other bank deposit account, some might consider this the best of both the savings and investment worlds combined.

Anyone who has been saving for more than a few years, will no doubt agree that the future for savings rates is likely to offer at best a status quo of the current lows, as any sharp increase to interest rates seems unlikely in the short to medium term, and even less likely that any increase would be passed on to savers. So whilst longer term fixed rate bonds offer well under 2.5% per year, where are the opportunities for Cash+ returns? Is there a middle ground for risk averse savers?

One option is the structured deposit. Capital held in a structured deposit is only at risk if the bank defaults, and so these plans offer no more risk to your capital than an ordinary bank account. Your deposit is also covered by the UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme, in the same way as any other deposit with a bank. The main difference is that your return is normally linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index – which means that these plans have the potential for much higher returns than fixed rate bonds, but unlike these products the interest is not guaranteed.

Returns on our current range of plans can be as high as 7% per year (not compounded). So if one of your main priorities is capital protection, but you are in the hunt for higher returns than you might get from cash deposits, now might be a good time to take a look at what these plans have to offer.

Find out more »

There are hundreds of different investment “products” designed to suit different financial needs and your own preferences as an investor.

Do you want to build up a deposit for a house, or income for retirement?

Are you happy taking more risk for the chance of higher returns, or do you need to know your money’s secure? Read more:

How to choose your investments

The investment plans featured on this site have defined investment terms where the investment objectives and investment risks are clearly outlined in the plan literature available on request.

The investment plans we feature can be classified under two categories – deposit plans and investment plans.

Deposit Plans

Deposit Plans or Structured Deposit Plans offer a return of initial capital and a potential return linked to the performance of an underlying asset such as the FTSE 100. These plans are cash based and should be seen as an alternative to cash deposits such as fixed rate bonds.

They are taxed in the same way as cash deposits ( returns are generally taxed as income in the hands of investors) and are attractive to risk averse investors as they are given the same protection falling under the Financial Services Compensation scheme (FSCS).

Investment Plans

Investment plans or structured investment plans are designed to meet the requirements of different investors as either a complement or alternative to traditional direct equity or fund investment.

Plans are designed taking into account investment risk versus investment return, protection and timescales. Structured investment plans are typically equity linked and provide exposure to market risk but often with protection built in so restricting the upside but also mitigating the downside.

This balance of risk is attractive particularly in uncertain markets. Plans are backed by major financial institutions who provide the assets for the plan (known as the counterparty). Investment returns from investment plans often fall under CGT tax rules which can be attractive particularly to higher rate tax payers.

Both structured deposit and investment plans provide investment opportunities allowing investors to make investment returns on markets over set periods of time while maintaining a level of risk control.

Investors depending on their plans can also gain access to a range of alternative asset classes including world major equity indices, commodities and currencies. Most of the investment plans featured on this site are equity linked and offer different levels of capital risk and market exposure.

Capital at risk plans often offer features to reduce risk exposure to market falls by the use of a barrier. Typically the barrier will be set at 40% of the initial level of the underlying asset.

The two main types of barrier are the final day barrier (European barrier) where the underlying asset is only observed on the final day of the investment. Variations of the European barrier may include plans where the barrier is based on the value of the underlying asset based on average e.g. an average of the underlying asset over the last 3 months of the plan. This averaging again is a risk control reducing the impact of any sudden falls in the last stages of an investment term, although conversely it can also restrict growth potential in a rising market.

The second type of barrier often used is the closing/intra day barrier (American barrier) where the value of the underlying asset is observed throughout the life of the investment plan on a daily basis. In the event of a breach of the barrier the capital invested will be at risk in some way depending on the plan terms.

With investment plans an individual savings account (ISA) can be used as a wrapper to provide investors with tax efficient returns. For 2019/20 the HMRC set ISA allowance is £20,000 per individual, which can be used in full in either a deposit plan or an investment plan, or split between the two.

In assessing the top investments ideas we make a distinction between income and growth investors and provide a range of options depending on your requirements:

Growth Investments

For investors seeking growth investment opportunities on this site we feature a range of different plans that have different features.

The investment plans we promote may include kick out investment plans which offer investors a pre-determined rate of return based on the performance of the underlying asset performing sufficiently well at a given series of dates.

Accelerated Growth Plans which offer investors the potential of leveraged exposure to the upside performance of an underlying asset. Digital plans that offer a fixed investment returns providing the plans requirements are met. Typically these plans will either return the original capital and the payoff or just the original capital.

Income Investments

For investors requiring income we regularly offer a range of income investment plan options. For investors who require capital protection deposit based plans can provide an attractive alternative to fixed rate bonds although income payments will be linked to the performance of an underlying asset so are usually not guaranteed. For investors who are comfortable with capital risk, reverse convertible or income plans provide a fixed income on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. With these plans income payments are fixed and capital will be returned as long as the underlying asset does not fall below the set barrier.

Investment ISAs

Using your ISA allowances should be your first port of call when investing to mitigate any tax resulting from income or capital gains. With an investment ISA you can invest up to £20,000 per individual. Most investment plans and investment funds can be placed in an ISA, although always check the terms and conditions.

In considering the best investment and savings options for you could also consider the following:

High Interest Savings Accounts

If you need short term access to your money, high interest savings accounts provide a way for savers to get a better rate of interest with capital security. Notice savings accounts which require savers to provide notice before withdrawing savings of anything up to 180 days often pay better interest than easy or instant access savings accounts.

Cash ISAs

If you looking to save tax efficiently for the 2018/19 tax year you can put up to £20,000 per individual into a cash ISA and shelter any interest from the taxman.

Fixed Rate Bonds

If you are happy locking up capital for a set period of anything from 6 months to 5 years a fixed rate bond will generally provide higher interest rate returns than instant access savings accounts. Fixed rate bonds are a low risk investment as your original capital will be returned at maturity.

Fund Supermarket

For investors looking to invest in funds we offer a fund supermarket service which allows you to select your own income or growth funds at low cost. With over 1500 funds to choose from including many of the top investment performing funds with most available at no initial charge and many with discounted annual charges you can choose from some of the best investment funds available in the UK, including funds that have a low risk investment profile to funds that provide the potential of higher returns but also with a higher risk to capital.

Our Fund Supermarket service provides you with online access to your investment accounts 24/7 so you can monitor fund performance.

 

Income Plan Offer

MB UK Quarterly Contingent Income Plan

Up to 4.4% pa

  • Income paid provided the FTSE 100 Index has not fallen by more than 15%
  • Quarterly income (paid gross)
  • Maximum 6 year term
  • Early maturity potential
  • Available for ISAs and ISA transfers
  • Invest from £5,000
Our view: If you’re looking for high income, then the ability to receive 4.4% per year even if the FTSE falls by 15%, could be appealing. Request Brochure » Capital is at risk
Important Risk Information: This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future. Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice. * Details of how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme applies to investment firms can be found at fscs.org.uk.