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IG Smart Portfolios

IG is a spread-betting, CFD and equity trading platform that has ventured into the less controversial world of robo advice with the release of Smart Portfolios. The Smart Portfolios use BlackRock’s active asset allocation tools and are underpinned by BlackRock’s ETF range, iShares.  Following a questionnaire about attitude to risk and financial situation, investors choose an investment strategy.

Available products & wrappers

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

Table of charges

Platform charges Product charges Other charges
£0-£49,999 0.50%
£50,000-£249,999 0%
£250,000+ 0%
Underlying fund charge 0.13%
Market spread 0.09%

Research, tools and information

Advice, help and contact

Live webchat and community forums. A share-heavy academy with courses, videos and live sessions.

Further information

5 different risk levels available.

Minimum investments

Lump-sum Top-ups Monthly
£250 for GIA and SIPP £50

Compare + Invest review of IG Smart Portfolios

Products & wrappers Research & guidance Charges Overall rating

What is IG Smart Portfolio?

This robo-adviser is a competitively priced trading platform for more experienced investors. It provides ready made portfolios for customers and also offers spread betting (not a good idea).

After completing a questionnaire about their financial situation and attitude to risk, customers choose their investment strategy and are good to go. It only offers ETFs, investment trusts and shares.

Our review of IG Smart Portfolio

This is one for people with a bit more money to invest and experience of investment. It knows its market and is a competitively priced option that is especially cost-effective for those with larger portfolios. It doesn’t offer a pension.