Cast your vote in the first ever MoneyWeek Readers’ Choice Awards

Who’s the best broker? Which Isa provider, spread betting platform or investment trust would you recommend? Where’s the best place to buy gold or trade forex in the UK?

This is your chance to have your say – by casting your vote in the first ever MoneyWeek Awards.

The idea is simple: we’ve compiled as comprehensive a list as possible of the top brokers, spread betting platforms, funds, Sipps, Isas and more, and we want you to let us know who you think is best.

And it is just you – and other private investors like you – who will have the final say.

There’s no interference or intrusion by advertisers, vested interests in the City or financial professionals. The only people who will decide who wins a MoneyWeek readers’ choice award are… our readers.

To keep things as simple as possible, voting is online only. You can cast your vote below. When you cast your vote you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a year’s free subscription to MoneyWeek magazine.

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Placing your votes is very easy and shouldn’t take you more than five minutes. We’ve tried to provide as comprehensive a list as possible for each category. So simply look down the page and select which candidate you’d like to vote for in each category.

If your favourite company isn’t there, you can add your own nomination in the “other” box. You don’t have to vote in every category, only those you have experience of.

Then, just enter your email address to verify your votes. And don’t forget, by voting today, you’ll also be entered into our prize draw to win one of five annual MoneyWeek subscriptions.

Place your votes below…

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The results are in for the first ever MoneyWeek Awards

For the last month, we’ve been asking you to vote in the first ever MoneyWeek Awards. We’ve been doing this because we wanted to give our readers – who are mostly private investors with plenty of real first-hand experience of the financial industry and what it’s like to deal with the companies involved – the chance to recognise the best providers out there. So we asked you to tell us who you think are the best brokers, Isa providers, spread betting platforms, investment trusts, gold brokers and foreign exchange dealers in the market.

Only our readers got to vote. We didn’t ask any industry insiders what they think and we didn’t ask any members of the mainstream press either. We only asked you. I’m pleased to say that it has been a huge success. Thousands of you voted, and we now know which financial services providers you think deserve to be recognised as the best in Britain.

A huge thank you to all of you for taking the time to help us (and your fellow readers) out with this project. I’m thrilled that MoneyWeek readers have made themselves heard and I know the financial services industry will be listening to what you think – and hopefully working to improve their service to you as a result.

Take a look below to see this year’s winners.

Merryn Somerset Webb
Editor-in-chief

 

Best stockbroker

Hargreaves Lansdown

www.hl.co.uk

 


Best gold broker

BullionVault

www.BullionVault.com

 


Best spread betting provider

IG

www.ig.com

 


Best Isa provider

Hargreaves Lansdown

www.hl.co.uk

 


Best wealth manager

Hargreaves Lansdown

www.hl.co.uk

 


Best forex trading platform

IG

www.ig.com

 


Best investment trust

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

www.scottishmortgageit.com

 


Best Sipp provider

Hargreaves Lansdown

www.hl.co.uk

 


Best investment software provider

ShareScope 

www.sharescope.co.uk

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Runner up investment software provider

Stockopedia

stockopedia

www.stockopedia.com

 


Best P2P lender

Zopa

www.zopa.com

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Runner up P2P lender

RateSetter

www.ratesetter.com

 


Best equity crowdfunding platform

Crowdcube


www.crowdcube.com

 


Best CFD trading platform

IG

www.ig.com

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Runner up CFD trading platform

Hargreaves Lansdown (HL Markets)

www.hlmarkets.co.uk

 

N.B. In the categories “Best tracker or ETF (exchange-traded fund)” and “Best actively-managed fund” we were unfortunately unable to establish winners. Most voters only gave the company names of providers, without identifying an individual fund (which was the intention of both questions). So we have omitted both categories from our results.