as of 26/02/2019 at 9:47 am
Wealthify is a new-ish robo-adviser, that lets you invest as little as £1. Aviva recently bought a majority stake, so it has a big household name as a shareholder. Our testing shows that this really appeals to people who are fed up with the status quo and want to see something a bit different.
Investors are asked about their goal (they can select from a list, or choose freely), how much they want to invest upfront, how long for and whether they want to invest monthly. There are five different investment portfolios spread around the world and amongst different sorts of investments – you don't pick your own funds and shares.
Cost is around 1% per year, including Wealthify's fee and the cost of the underlying investments.
New robo-adviser, though Aviva has a big stake
|Minimum amounts:||£1 minimum monthly amount
£1 minimum initial amount
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A medium risk portfolio returned 6.5% in 2017, after charges.
"I am a beginner investor and would like to invest in a "socially responsible" Stocks & Shares ISA. I have looked into the Nutmeg and Wealthify funds, having found out about them through the Money Saving Expert website. Is there information about any other such providers on your website? And do you have any advice about how to compare the "socially responsible" criteria on the different funds?"
16/04/2019Read our reply
"We have £100,000 to invest, which is in Premium Bonds at present . We need it as serious illness has changed our lives completely. We have been advised to invest in a Capital Investment Bond from Wesleyan, but fees seem high to me - 0.3% and 1.7% management and on-going advice. Also a Stocks and Shares ISA. I'm considering Wealthify or other online funds. Can you help? We can invest for income stream, as only money is a very small pension. Many thanks."
25/03/2019Read our reply
"I am 47 years old and up to this point I have ensured I have sufficient cash saved and regularly overpay my mortgage. I also have a company pension into which I pay additional voluntary contributions. I would now like to open an investment ISA for growth, with an initial figure of about £5000 and then about £250 per month (more when possible) for at least 10 years. I am tempted by the Vanguard LifeStrategy 80 due to the low fees and strong reputation. I would also consider investing in a couple of other Vanguard funds as well. Would this be advisable or relatively unnecessary, if I'm already investing in the LifeStrategy fund? I have also been looking with interest at a number of other companies including, Nutmeg, Wealthify, IG and AJ Bell Youinvest. Is there any provider that would stand above the others as most suitable in my circumstances? Whilst I would like my investment to start working without too much input from me, I would be happy to get more involved as my knowledge and understanding increase. Any insight or opinions you may have would be appreciated. Thanks."
Matt, South Yorkshire
11/03/2019Read our reply