Transfer your investments to us

Transfer to our award-winning service and get up to £240 as a thank you

Now is a great time to transfer your investments to Interactive Investor.

Our Investment, ISA and SIPP accounts offer you some of the most cost-effective, transparent pricing for investment accounts on the market.

We’ve recently been awarded Best Consumer Platform for funds by both judges and consumers at the Aberdeen Platform awards, October 2013. We’re particularly proud that our platform was recognised for its "great customer usability and a clear and transparent 2014 proposition."

As a way of saying thank you, existing customers will get £120 in trading credit and new customers will receive up to an additional £120 in cash when you transfer to us (terms apply). Our step by step guide to transferring will explain the straightforward process.

Waiving exit fees for our new customers

We believe once you start investing with our service and with our flat free pricing you will want to stay with us. So we’re happy to waive our transfer-out charges to another broker, for up to ten lines of stock for new customers.*

Here are seven great reasons to transfer your investments to our service:

1. Fixed, transparent pricing – with no percentage-based fees

In a world of constantly changing fees, having an account with low-cost, fixed prices for your investing means you’ll always know what you’re paying so you can manage your investments more easily.

We have no percentage-based fees on our investment, ISA and SIPP accounts, which can make a real difference to the cost of your investments, particularly if you have sizeable holdings.

2. A quarterly charge that gives you equal trading credit

Many providers charge you a monthly, quarterly or annual fee to hold investments, and give you nothing back. Our £20 quarterly fee gives you 2 commission-free trades each quarter (which is the equivalent of £20 quarterly commission credit).

Once you have an account with us you can add an ISA for free. That means you’ll pay no additional ISA account fees, and you can use your quarterly trading credit across your investment and ISA account.

Plus, we’ll give you an additional £120 in trading credit when you transfer your existing investments to us by 30 April 2014 and new customers will get up to an additional £120 in cash.

3. UK Platform Awards - Best Consumer Platform for funds 2013

We're delighted to have won the Aberdeen UK Platform award recently, as voted by both judges and readers of YourMoney.com. In their own words "This year's winner combines a proven track record of success, great customer usability and a clear and transparent 2014 proposition."

Our new trading platform combines the best of new trading functionality and efficiency. Over 98% of our trades are straight through and our system’s up-time is nearly perfect.

4. Personal support and UK-based contact centre

We are there to support you whatever your experience and offer one-to-one telephone seminars to all our new customers, to make sure you can get the most from our trading service. Our UK contact centre is open from 7.45am to 9pm every weekday, so you can phone, email or have a live chat with us.

5. Cost-effective pricing for all our investments

We pride ourselves on offering cost-effective pricing on all our investments, however and wherever you trade:

  • £10 flat-fee for real-time UK and international shares
  • Frequent trader rate - just £5  
  • Buy UK shares for just £1.50 with our Portfolio Builder service
  • An extensive range of clean funds available
  • Add an ISA account for no additional fees to your trading account
  • Our £20 quarterly fee gives you 2 commission-free trades each quarter (or the equivalent of £20 quarterly commission credit)

You’ll pay the same low charges for trading online, on your mobile or by phone – and you won’t pay extra charges for services such as order types, stop losses and corporate actions.

6.*No exit fees for new customers

We believe once you start investing with our service and with our flat free pricing you will want to stay with us. So we’re happy to waive our transfer-out charges to another broker, for up to ten lines of stock (£15 per line of stock after that), if you choose to leave us within a year of opening your account. (Please note, if you wish to convert a shareholding into a paper certificate, our normal fees for this will apply.) We’ll also waive our SIPP transfer-out fee.

7. It takes just 15 minutes to apply

Whilst it can be very tempting to stick with your existing provider because it might appear to be too much trouble to transfer, the process is actually very simple - and if the long-term outcome is a saving of hundreds or even thousands of pounds, it is a worthwhile 15 minute investment.

Find out more about how much better off you could be with our straightforward pricing

Our service is backed by extensive research and an active trading community

We’ve been supporting investors since 1995 and have one of the most active trading communities in the UK. Our extensive financial research and market opinion centres give you all the support you need to be actively engaged with your investments.

Transfer your account to us today so all your investments can take advantage of our low-cost, flexible service.

If you’d like more information on how to transfer your investments, read our step by step guide

 

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Terms and Conditions of Transfer Offer

New Customers

  1. The offer is capped to the cash value £120 per customer, regardless of how many different providers are transferred from, and to the value of £120 of additional commission-free trades, per customer
  2. Each unique investment line transferred will qualify for a £10 cash incentive up to the maximum of 12 lines regardless of the number of different providers that have been transferred from.
  3. A minimum transfer amount of £3,000 of investments is required to qualify for this offer.
  4. Each transferred investment must have a minimum value of £10.
  5. To qualify for this offer, we will need to receive your transfer forms by 30 April 2014.
  6. The cash will be paid to your trading account within 28 days of the transfer being completed.
  7. All quarterly credit, including the transfer-offer commission credit, must be used up in the quarter it is added to your account. Any remaining commission credit will be removed from your account at the end of the quarter.
  8. The commission credit is applied to your overall account and can be redeemed against any trading fees you incur within your investment, ISA or SIPP account held with us (trading fees are charged at £10 for real-time UK and international trades and £1.50 for regular investments).
  9. The commission credit is in addition to the £20 quarterly credit which is applied to your account together with your £20 quarterly account fee.
  10. Your account must remain open for twelve months following the transfer to receive the full £120 in commission credit. Accounts which are closed during this time, will lose any outstanding commission credit.
  11. A transfer of cash will not count as a transfer for the purpose of this offer.
  12. If you transfer out of Interactive Investor within 12 months of receiving the cash payment we reserve the right to deduct that payment prior to the transfer of the account. 
  13. Interactive Investor reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time.

Existing Customers

  1. A minimum transfer amount of £3,000 of investments is required to qualify for this offer.
  2. To qualify for this offer, we will need to receive your transfer forms by 30 April 2014.
  3. The £120 commission credit will be added to your account in four, quarterly, instalments with the first credit of £30 being applied at the start of the next quarterly credit period (our quarterly credit periods start on 4 January 2014, 5 April 2014, 5 July 2014 and 4 October 2014).
  4. This offer is capped to the value of £120 of additional commission-free trades, per customer.
  5. All quarterly credit, including the transfer-offer commission credit, must be used up in the quarter it is added to your account. Any remaining commission credit will be removed from your account at the end of the quarter.
  6. The commission credit is applied to your overall account and can be redeemed against any trading fees you incur within your investment, ISA or SIPP account held with us (trading fees are charged at £10 for real-time UK and international trades and £1.50 for regular investments).
  7. The commission credit is in addition to the £20 quarterly credit which is applied to your account together with your £20 quarterly account fee.
  8. Your account must remain open for twelve months following the transfer to receive the full £120 in commission credit. Accounts which are closed during this time, will lose any outstanding commission credit.
  9. A transfer of cash will not count as a transfer for the purpose of this offer.
  10. Interactive Investor reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time.