AJ Bell Youinvest Review
AJ Bell Youinvest offers a mediocre trading platform and decent research tools, including in-house articles and videos. Ultimately, AJ Bell struggles to deliver value in the UK market against brokers that offer a better platform at a lower price point.
Top Takeaways for 2020
After reviewing AJ Bell Youinvest, here are our top findings:
- AJ Bell charges an annual custody fee of 0.25% for accounts under £250,000 holding funds or shares (max of £7.50 per quarter for shares). Share dealing runs £9.95 per trade or £4.95 for those that trade over ten times per month. Buying/selling funds and making regular investments cost £1.50 per trade. Lloyds Bank is a cheaper option for funds traders, while FinecoBank and DEGIRO are much less expensive for stock traders.
- AJ Bell Youinvest underwhelms in its offering of trading platforms and tools. Compared to industry leaders such as Saxo Markets and Interactive Brokers, charting capabilities and overall functionality can be improved. AJ Bell is competitive with the UK industry in terms of research, offering in house news, videos, podcasts, and even a magazine to keep traders up-to-date with market news. Although AJ Bell does not provide any research reports on individual shares, multiple screeners, and portfolio analysis tools are available.
- Founded in 1995, AJ Bell Youinvest has more than 224,600 customers, with assets under management exceeding £50.7 billion. AJ Bell offers shares, ETFs, funds, bonds (must call), investment trusts, ISA/SIPP accounts, and in-house funds/portfolios.
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About the author: Steve Miley With 25 years of experience in institutional financial markets, Steve has won multiple Technical Analyst Magazine awards, including "Best Independent Fixed Income" and "Best FX Research." Alongside StockBrokers.com, Steve is the founder of The Market Chartist where he provides market research for institutional clients.
About the author: Blain Reinkensmeyer As Head of Research at StockBrokers.com, Blain Reinkensmeyer has 18 years of trading experience with over 1,000 trades placed during that time. Referenced as a leading expert on the US online brokerage industry, Blain has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.