I’ve been with Hargreaves Lansdown since I started investing about 6 years ago. They’ve been great - excellent platform and excellent customer service. But they are pricey, particularly if you invest in funds. So I’m looking to move to a lower-cost platform.
I’m considering Vanguard Investor and Freetrade, but these both have downsides which lead me to want to consider others as well.
- Freetrade - Can’t transfer in ISA, limited range of ETFs, no access to unit trusts, mobile-only
- Vanguard Investor - No access to individual stocks or non-Vanguard funds.
Would appreciate some suggestions for other platforms that have a wider range of investment options than Freetrade and Vanguard Investor but lower cost than Hargreaves Lansdown. Warnings against particular platforms would also be helpful.
I will likely hold 1-2 funds and 3-4 individually picked stocks (all within an ISA wrapper), and will likely make 6-12 trades per year - most regular investments via direct debit.
I have no interest in Roboadvisors like Nutmeg or Wealthify.