Chelsea Financial Services Review

as of 06/03/2020 at 10:19 am

Holly's View

These guys use a big ‘wholesale’ platform behind the scenes which means there are 2 mouths to feed and 2 administration contacts. This makes it expensive and also means that for many queries, Chelsea can’t resolve them but need in turn to get in touch with the engine behind the scenes. I don’t think this architecture works well for the customer.

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Recommended For

Beginner Investor

Confident Investor

In a nutshell

Too expensive

Nice fund research

Unwieldly admin

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What to Expect

Investment Choice


Stocks and Shares ISA

Junior ISA

Investment Account


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

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Provider details

This is one of the largest discount brokers still around – you can buy and sell funds, but there are no individual company shares available. The fund research is nice and it's one of the better sites for less confident investors who nonetheless want to read up on this stuff. But at 0.55% for the administration fee it's just too expensive for us to write more on. You could find a better lower-cost alternative elsewhere.

Important Facts & Figures

Provider Size:

Mid-sized investment platform administering around £850mn

Minimum amounts: £5 minimum monthly amount
£5 minimum initial amount

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