Pull up a chair and enjoy the investment platform price war

We love a price war. And it looks like one is really getting going among the online fund supermarkets and brokers. This week Hargreaves Lansdown’s new charging structure kicked off with most clients being charged a basic levy of 0.45% of their assets every year.

That makes them cheaper for most people than they were (particularly given that they have also negotiated down substantially the management fees of the big funds they sell on). But it still leaves them at the top end in terms of overall pricing.

So, who’s the cheapest? That’s a much more complicated [...]

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