Banking & savings
The latest on cash accounts, ISAs and other savings products, plus retail bond launches
7 Mar 2014
Controversy has continued over Hargreaves Lansdown's claims to be offering 'unique' discounts on fund management fees to its customers.
5 Mar 2014
A survey of 455 structured products that matured in 2013 has found that the vast majority returned investors’ capital in full, with over four-fifths making a profit.
4 Mar 2014
Mark Till, head of personal investing at Fidelity, has admitted to What Investment that the fund supermarket has secured ‘few real discounts’ for its customers on fund management charges, but hinted that such discounts are still being negotiated and that there may be more to come.
3 Mar 2014
Fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown (LON:HL) has revealed the discounts it has secured from fund providers on the charges of funds on its Wealth 150 list, and defended the methodology used to come up with the ranking of recommended funds.
Fidelity reignites platform price war with pledge to refund customers who find funds cheaper elsewhere
28 Feb 2014
Fund supermarket Fidelity has announced that any customer who can find a fund which is available on its platform cheaper elsewhere will be refunded the difference between Fidelity's price and that of the cheaper rival.
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27 Feb 2014
Discount broker and platform provider Chelsea Financial Services has revealed its new 0.6 per cent platform fee.
12 Feb 2014
Fidelity's unveiling of new 'clean' prices for funds on its platform shows that the company has failed to negotiate 'any material price reductions' on annual management charges for its customers, according to research.
6 Feb 2014
A new structured product, targeted at cautious investors, has been launched by Morgan Stanley.
5 Feb 2014
The latest fund supermarket to announce new pricing is Close Brothers Asset Management, which will charge a yearly platform fee of 0.35 per cent on fund holdings of up to £50,000.
5 Feb 2014
Funds and shares platform Hargreaves Lansdown (LON:HL) has confirmed that it will now not levy an extra charge on its ISA customers for holding investment trusts on its Vantage platform.
31 Jan 2014
Bestinvest is the latest fund supermarket to unveil a new pricing structure, with a 0.4 per cent charge for holdings within ISA accounts.
31 Jan 2014
Share and fund investment platform Halifax Share Dealing has launched a pricing model with a flat £12.50 annual charge for ISAs, and no annual charge for regular accounts.
27 Jan 2014
Barclays Stockbrokers unveiled a new fee structure this morning, matching rival platform Fidelity’s 0.35 per cent annual fee, and undercutting Hargreaves Lansdown’s 0.45 per cent charge.
Fidelity's fund supermarket introduces 0.35% annual fee and trumps Hargreaves Lansdown with 'no additional charges' claim
22 Jan 2014
Fund supermarket Fidelity has announced that it will be introducing a 0.35 per cent service fee on all funds and shares held on its platform.
16 Jan 2014
Customers of fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown (LON:HL.) have reacted with irritation and bemusement to the new pricing structure announced yesterday, with What Investment readers describing themselves as 'gutted' and 'hugely unimpressed'.
15 Jan 2014
A new unsecured retail bond paying 6.125 per cent has been described as fairly priced as the issuer has ‘more than enough cash to service the debt’, according to Bryn Jones, fixed income director at Rathbone Unit Trust Management.