Strategic Bond Income Funds

Strategic Bond Income Funds

Access UK & International Funds

Invest From
£500 single
Fund Choice
Discretionary Investment Management
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Get an intelligent stocks & shares ISA portfolio – Choose a portfolio that’s fully managed by our expert team or a fixed allocation portfolio. No tie-ins, no set-up fees, no exit charges. Easy, online set up in minutes. Start with as little as £500. Portfolio management fees of 0.45%-0.75% up to £100k. 0.25%-0.35% beyond £100k. There are also underlying investment charges, see our fees page. Plus, live chat, amazing customer support and brilliant investor tools and guides. Authorised and regulated by the FCA. Capital at risk. ISA rules 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
Fund Choice
2,000 + funds
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA & Non-ISA Options
Why we like it: Wide range of investment funds to help you build a diversified portfolio across geographic markets, industry sectors or asset classes. You can invest in AJ Bell Passive funds, or choose from the recommended active and tracker funds on the Favourite funds list. Or, you can browse our extensive funds universe. Deal online and on the go with our free mobile app. Free subscription to Shares magazine if your balance is £4,000 or more. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
2,500+ funds
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA & Non-ISA Options
Why we like it: Hargreaves Lansdown are the UK’s no. 1 investment platform for private investors. Choose your own investments with expert research and ideas to help you, or simply pick a ready-made portfolio. Manage via website, app or phone. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
Any lump sum or £25 per month
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. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 through regular savings or £1,000 as a lump sum
Fund Choice
Over 4,000+ funds, plus shares, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds.
Features
Great value service fee. Easy to set up. Online guidance to help with your investment decisions
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: This award-winning ISA has an extensive range of investment options, including thousands of funds and shares, plus a guidance service to help you find investment ideas. There is a low service fee (typically 0.35%), easy online application process and apps to manage your money on the move. Other charges apply. Plus, everything is backed by Fidelity’s 50 years of investment experience. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Trade From
£3
standard trade rate
Features
Barclays Price Improver.
Platform Fees

£4 to £125 pm

Transaction fees from £3 for funds (or £1 for each automated regular investment), plus a platform fee of £4-£125/month. Invest in over 2,000 funds plus Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Investment Trusts, Shares and more. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re unsure about investing we recommend you ask for independent advice. Capital at risk.
Invest From
£1,500
Investment Type
Choose your risk profile and have it matched to a portfolio expertly built and managed
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA & Non-ISA Options
Why we like it: Answer questions about your goals, financial situation and attitude to risk, and Moneyfarm will recommend the right investment portfolio for you, built and managed, and re-balanced by experts to help your money grow. Withdraw any time without additional fees. 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 account by setting up a direct debit or investing a lump-sum. Low cost annual fee of 0.68%. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
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%. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£30 per month or £500 single
Fund Choice
With-Profits Fund
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: You don’t have to make any tricky investment decisions; your money will be invested in Shepherds With Profits Fund, and the bonuses you could receive will depend on the future performance of the fund. To try to achieve higher returns for you, your money is invested in a variety of assets, the majority of which consist of stocks and shares, but also property, bonds and cash. While returns are not guaranteed in stocks and shares investments and the value can go down as well as up, Shepherds apply a process known as ‘smoothing’ that attempts to even out fluctuations in the value and aims to keep a consistent level of bonus payments. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.

Strategic Bond Income Funds

Investing in a strategic bond income funds offers investors:

  • Regular Income – Many funds offer either monthly or quarterly income options. If you invest in an ISA, income can be distributed to you tax free or if you prefer some funds allow you to accumultate the income within the fund by buying more units to provide capital growth.
  • Diversification – a typical strategic corporate bond fund will invest in 40 institutions or more reducing the risk to investors in the event of a default of a bond issuer.
  • Potential for capital growth – providing a lower risk than equity investment.
  • Fund manager expertise – Our select fund range of bond funds have been assessed by an independent research company Morningstar OBSR

 

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.