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IC Top Rated: The UK's best investment platforms

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IC Top Rated: The UK's best investment platforms
  • To make the most investment opportunities, you must first pick the correct provider
  • In this free guide, we reveal the top rated platforms for ISAs, SIPPs and international investment, as voted for by IC and FT readers

“Take control of your money,” they say, “look after your pension,” “don’t let your hard-earned cash waste away in a zero-interest current account.”

“Easier said than done,” you respond. “How am I supposed to make my money work harder amid the carnage of coronavirus?”

Getting on top of your finances can often feel like a challenge. In 2020, mountains of jargon and unnerving risk warnings have been compounded by the biggest financial shock for a generation. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned investor, the global financial markets currently seem like a hostile place.

But don’t forget that turbulent times can reveal big opportunities, meaning now is as good a time as any to take control of your money.

Our guides should help you onto the first wrung of the investing ladder. Whether you want to open an Isa, Sipp or invest in international stocks, your first port of call is an investment platform.

The range of platforms available in the UK today means you should be able to find one which suits your needs. If cost is your priority, this guide shows where you can find the cheapest providers; or if service is important, we have ranked the platforms accordingly. We have also answered your key questions on Isas, Sipps and international investing, to help you get going.


SIPPs: The best low cost platforms

Pension planning has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. This guide can help you pick a platform to take advantage of your Sipp wrapper.

Stocks and shares ISAs: the best DIY platforms

To make the most out of your ISA allowance you must first pick the correct provider. In this free guide, we reveal the Top Rated ISA providers in the UK, as voted for by IC and FT readers.


International Investing: Best DIY platforms

Advances in technology and the development of investment platforms have made international investing more straightforward. You can pick the best platform with the hel of this free guide.