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Bestinvest

Bestinvest is a DIY platform offering a broad variety of products and investments. The platform is anchored in strong and independent research (the research team is highly respected), providing investors with tools to help them make informed choices and good investment selections.  

As well as offering a DIY platform, Bestinvest also has advice and discretionary arms for investors who want to hand over the reins at some point or for more complicated investment objectives. It has recently introduced two new advice services — goal-based advice review which reviews objectives, time horizon and attitude to risk and provides a ready-made portfolio recommendation for £295. There is also a portfolio health check service for £495.

Available products & wrappers

General investments ISAs Lifetime ISAs Junior ISAs Pensions & SIPPs Junior pensions & SIPPs Other

Available investments

UK funds Offshore funds ETFs ITs Equities Bonds Other
VCTs

Table of charges

Platform charges Product charges Other charges
(0-£250,000) 0.40% (min. £120 for SIPP) 0.20% if in ready-made portfolios
(£250,000.01-£500,000) 0.20%
(£500,000.01-£1,000,000) 0.10%
(Over £1,000,000) 0.00%
Exchange-traded instruments £4.95 / trade

Research, tools and information

Data & tools

An array of tools and guides including calculators for income tax, pension and retirement or more basic ones like building a nest egg or saving for a big purchase.

Financial coaching

Bestinvest has introduced a free coaching service if you want help from a qualified financial planner on achieving your investment goals, fine-tuning your strategy and getting to where you want to be sooner.

Compare+Invest review of Bestinvest

Products & wrappers Investments Research & guidance Charges Overall rating
4/5
4/5
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4/5
5/5

Bestinvest, we are impressed! Having come a long way in the past few years, this is one investment platform that’s hard to beat.

The fund research is great, the pricing is very competitive, and the support for customers is brilliant. Including free financial coaching in its service, Bestinvest seems to really care about making investors feel confident.

You don’t even have to pick your own investments. With a variety of ready-made options to choose from, you can build a robust, diversified portfolio in minutes. Now everyone can be an investor.

Read full review here