Willis Owen Pension Review

as of 30/03/2021 at 1:01 pm

Our View

A good place to read up on pensions, funds and shares – especially for a beginner investor. The website is easy to navigate, with interesting articles and a solid range of investments. Customer service is particularly strong according to reviews.

Our Pension Rating

Recommended For

Beginner Investor

In a nutshell

Wide investment range

Jargon-free

Nice research and content

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What to Expect

Investment Choice

Products

Stocks and Shares ISA

Investment Account

Pension

Investments available

Investment help

Drawdown

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The 'Geeky' Details

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One of the longest running mid-sized platforms, they focus often on the newer, less experienced investor  by including some great jargon-free educational pieces on the website. There's a wide choice of investments that can be held in your pension, including funds, shares and investment trusts.

You can start your pension account with as little as £25. They have a tiered charging system with a service fee starting from 0.60% on portfolios with less than £50,000 invested and reducing in increments until 0.15% for sums greater than £250,000. There are investment and trade charges on top of this depending on the type of investment you purchase. It is worth noting that fund dealings are free.

Users have the option to choose from ready-made portfolios, which can be a great option for beginner investors. Alternatively, more confident investors can construct their own from scratch.

Willis Owen focus a lot on instant feedback and a personalised approach, catering comms specifically to the user and are definitely a platform that are constantly improving their offering. Overall it’s a good pension proposition - especially for a beginner looking to learn more about investing.

For investors approaching retirement, there are no additional charges for drawdown and accessing your pension. These are all included within the service fee.

Important Facts & Figures

Provider Size:

Mid-sized investment platform administering around £1bn

Minimum amounts: £25 minimum investment - either as a lump sum or monthly.