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The Share Centre Review

as of 05/12/2018 at 5:04 pm

Holly's View

This service has progressively dated compared to peers until it feels a little left behind and dated. Built for a share dealing enthusiast, there is little guide or help for those needing to start from the basics. To be fair, this is a well-priced option for larger accounts held by people who broadly know what they’re up to. For traditional well-off investing enthusiasts.

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Recommended For

Confident Investor

In a nutshell

Low cost for large portfolios

Very dry

Own-brand funds pricey

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What to Expect

Investment Choice

Products

Stocks and Shares ISA

Junior ISA

Investment Account

Pension

Investments available

Own brand funds

Funds from other groups

Stocks and shares

Investment help

Robo advice / ready-made portfolios

Includes a shortlist of investments

Pick your own funds

Pick your own shares

The 'Geeky' Details

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The Share Centre is one of the few groups that gives its charges as a fixed £ fee, rather than as a %. This makes it relatively cheap for larger portfolios (we're talking £80,000 plus), but expensive for smaller accounts. An ISA costs £4.80 per month. There is a charge for fund transactions, so it can be expensive for those looking to make small, regular investments into multiple funds. Loads of funds and shares are available.

There is quite a lot of helpful content on the site, along with share and fund tips. These guys know their shares as well as their funds. There is also a set of ready-made funds, though they are a bit more expensive than other providers' which is a shame. Their 'Platinum 120' list showcases their preferred funds and is a helpful filter. Suited to more experienced investors with larger portfolios.

Important Facts & Figures

Provider Size:

Mid-sized investment platform administering around £4bn

Minimum amounts:
£0 minimum initial investment – investments will have their own minimums
12 month indicative performance:

A medium risk fund returned 14.2% in 2017, excluding platform charges.

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