Frequently Asked Question
DIY investment platforms are sometimes called share dealing services, online/discount brokers, execution-only stock brokers, or even fund supermarkets. Broadly, these are digital platforms that offer a wide range of investment options for you to choose from. They also tend to offer additional services such as learning materials and even financial advice.
DIY platforms offer a wide range of investment options across various asset classes, including shares, bonds, property, currencies and alternatives such as commodities and infrastructure. Investors can also choose to invest via collective funds or single assets like individual company shares.
Click through to the individual service review to view our analysis and break-down of the scores. We have an overall score for the platform, plus weighted scores based on what we think are the four important aspects to their service: the accounts available, breadth of investment offering, breadth of extra services, and cost.
Investment accounts are as easy to open and fund as any bank account.