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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XTB UK Review

XTB's low fees and solid educational content will make it particularly attractive to newer investors. On the downside, it does not currently offer an ISA or SIPP, so you’re limited to trading through a general dealing account.

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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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Best UK Trading Platforms for Beginners of 2024

We compared 17 U.K. investment platforms over a 10-week period of firsthand testing and research, using 53 individual variables such as fees, charting tools and access to real-time data to make our final selection of top picks.

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Best Stock Trading Apps UK of 2024

The best UK mobile trading apps appeal to all levels of trading skill — beginner, active trader, and longer-term investor. Check out our top picks here.

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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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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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Saxo Markets Review

Saxo Markets’ trading platform is highly sophisticated and is used by private, professional and institutional investors. The global trading platform offers a huge range of international shares and funds across 50 global stock exchanges. The biggest downside is the cost, as its charges are significantly higher than its U.K. competitors.

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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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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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