Wealthsimple Pension Review

as of 25/03/2021 at 4:19 pm

Our View

Good for the less confident after a non-traditional approach. Wealthsimple is simple to use – there is a distinct lack of jargon, processes are smooth, and the app is simple, clear and useful. Use of celebrities in blogs will polarise users and some of the slicker website features cross over into ‘annoying’. Will suit those happy with a limited pre-packaged set of investment options – share traders need not apply!

Our Pension Rating

Recommended For

Beginner Investor

In a nutshell

Really easy to use

Investments managed for you

Good mobile app

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What to Expect

Investment Choice

Products

Stocks and Shares ISA

Junior ISA

Investment Account

Pension

Investments available

Ethical investments

Chosen for you

Investment help

Robo advice / ready-made portfolios

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The 'Geeky' Details

Provider details

Wealthsimple launched in the UK after a few years running in Canada and the US. As with many other robo-advisers, you answer a few questions and get a portfolio that's suitable. They like the idea of “putting your money on autopilot” and therefore you don’t get to pick your own individual funds or shares.

Wealthsimple offer socially responsible investing, with three portfolios which invest into companies that ‘further socially responsible initiatives’, as well as an ethical portfolio. 

It will suit less confident investors and those that want someone else to manage their money. 

With the website they use a “less is more” approach, with a lot of the finer details and education articles being placed in the Help Centre.

Fees start off at 0.7% for Wealthsimple, plus around 0.2% for the underlying investments they use – so fairly standard for a Robo. Those with more than £100,000 invested pay 0.5% and get access to investment planning. There’s one more level up, called Generation, for those who deposit £500,000 or more(!) where you have access to your own dedicated adviser.

Wealthsimple charge no additional fees for accessing your pension.

Important Facts & Figures

Provider Size:

New robo-adviser, also serving clients in Canada and the US

Minimum amounts: £1 minimum initial amount

Your Questions

"I currently have my children's Stocks & Shares ISA's with H&L however I am not that savvy with investing so I am thinking of moving it over to Wealth Simple and allowing them to do it for me. Would you recommend this or are there other roboadvisors you would suggest? I am happy to leave the money in long term until they are about 18 so looking at an 'ambitious' risk. I also have the same account with H&L and will potentially swap also."

Funmi, LDN

12/10/2020

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"Hello, I currently have a Stocks & Shares ISA and a Junior ISA with Wealthsimple. I am considering changing these to Vanguard, but I am unsure if transferring across providers is a simple process, and if they can transfer without issues. Also I am confused, as I would maybe like to invest over a few different platforms, but it seems you can only pay into one per year?"

Philip, County Antrim

21/05/2019

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"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?"

Joy, Glamorgan

16/04/2019

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