About Elizabeth Anderson

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Elizabeth Anderson

Lead Writer

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Elizabeth Anderson is the lead writer and researcher for UK.StockBrokers.com, compiling data and writing reviews of the U.K.'s major investment platforms. Elizabeth has been a financial journalist for more than a decade, writing for several national newspapers and contributing to corporate reports and research. Elizabeth started her career at Bloomberg and has worked for the BBC, The Telegraph, The Times and the i newspaper. She is passionate about helping people understand finance and investing. A keen investor herself, Elizabeth invests through general dealing accounts, ISAs and several SIPPs. She has two young children and is also investing for their future.

Some previously published work by Elizabeth

Solutions to overcoming working-class bias in the finance sector, The CISI Review, 20 June 2023

How the Autumn Statement 2023 impacts your pensions and savings, PensionBee, 22 November 2023

‘I paid off my children’s mortgages and lowered how much inheritance tax they will pay – here’s how’, 4 July 2023, i Newspaper

Is a pay rise from £50,000 to £55,000 worth it?, Times Money Mentor, 19 April 2023

Latest Articles

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eToro Review

EToro has among the lowest fees and best mobile app experiences of brokers we tested in the U.K. We believe eToro offers a great starting point for those new to stock trading, but does appear to be more suited to short-term traders rather than long-term investors.

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Lloyds Bank Review

A Lloyds Bank Share Dealing account may be an easy solution for current banking customers who want to invest. However, it trails the leading platforms in some key areas.

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Halifax Review

Halifax share dealing may be a good fit for those who are already Halifax bank customers. Its low annual management charges make it an economical choice.

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Freetrade Review

Freetrade's low-cost, commission-free model allows trading of fractional shares with a user-friendly mobile trading app, and good-quality educational offerings. However, there is no online platform.

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CMC Invest Review

While CMC Invest’s U.K. offering is still evolving, the history and reliability of parent CMC Markets has helped accelerate its offering and bring it closer to market leaders in offering U.K.-listed shares and U.S. equities, despite being a mobile-only app for the time being.

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IG Review

IG is an investment platform aimed at experienced investors looking to make frequent trades on the stock market. IG offers thousands of shares, trusts and ETFs to trade, as well as the ability to do spread betting and CFDs. It offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use trading platform that is used by both private and professional investors. See what else our analysis uncovered.

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Vanguard UK Investor Review

Vanguard is basic in functionality and choice, but offers a very good service for less experienced investors and those looking for simple long-term investments – perhaps looking ahead to retirement.

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Trading 212 Review

Trading 212 is an investment platform that offers commission-free share dealing, making it a low-cost alternative to more traditional brokers. Investors looking for more diversification through mutual funds, another broker may be a better option.

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Interactive Investor Review

The standout feature at Interactive Investor (ii), a major U.K. investment platform, is its low flat-rate fees. This is in contrast to other investment platforms, which typically favour percentage fees for fund investing, although more brokers are now opting for flat fees.

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Interactive Brokers UK Review

Interactive Brokers is a sophisticated trading platform aimed at confident investors but also offers great value and resources for newer investors. We believe it’s certainly worth exploring the platform to see if you could save money or access more investments compared to other brokers.

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