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about ii

  • launched in 1995
  • award-winning online investment service
  • quality financial information and trading platform
  • simple, fair fixed fees that provide better value

Launched in 1995, interactive investor (ii) is an award-winning, online investment service that provides retail investors with unbiased financial information together with the tools and trading environment they need to make confident and informed investment decisions.

Whilst, as an execution-only broker, ii does not offer advice, it does offer a comprehensive range of financial services. You can choose from investment options including Share and Fund dealing, SIPP, ISA and Junior ISA trading accounts, an extensive research range, investment filters and a selection of ready-made investment options.

You have access to your valuations and holdings at all times with the ability to trade on your desktop, on ii's mobile apps, or over the phone. 

ii is at the forefront of offering quality financial information and trading services and prides itself on delivering first-rate customer service, fair and transparent pricing and market-leading content – all of which are supported by a high-quality, experienced contact centre and a robust and scalable trading platform.

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may not get back all the money that you invest. Please note the tax treatment of these products depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in future.

security and privacy

The security of your financial assets and your account is of the utmost importance to us. ii is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and all our systems and practices not only meet industry requirements but in addition, we have further security procedures of our own, so you can be confident of our commitment to the safety and security of your account and investments at all times.

keeping you safe

security policy


interactive investor is privately owned by Interactive Investor Limited and is not listed on any exchange.

The Group also owns Moneywise Publishing Limited, a company that publishes consumer finance titles Moneywise and Money Observer magazines and their websites (see links below).

Interactive Investor Limited is registered in England and Wales (registered number 4752535). It is required to submit audited financial accounts each year by independent accountants.


Interactive Investor Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

You can find us on the FCA's Register by entering our FCA reference 141282.

As well as being regulated by the FCA, we are:

  • A London Stock Exchange member firm
  • An HM Revenue & Customs ISA Plan Manager
  • Participants in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  • A Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments
  • A member of the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association
  • A member of Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA)


Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Investors are likely to be covered by the provisions of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), if Interactive Investor ceases trading. It can award up to £50,000 in compensation to any one investor where they decide that an investment business is in default and is unable to satisfy any claims against it.

In addition, if one of the banks we use for depositing cash balances is declared in default, each individual is entitled to 100% of the first £75,000 in total in compensation for losses across all their deposits with each separately authorised institution. (Banks which are subsidiaries of a larger group may be covered by one single authorisation. Where this applies the limit applies to the total of all accounts across the authorised group). Full details of the FSCS detailing the restrictions and financial limits that apply are available on request from the FSCS. You can contact them on 020 7741 4100 or 0800 678 1100 or at their website (see link below). You can also write to them at FSCS, 10th Floor, Beaufort House, 15 St Botolph Street, London EC3A 7QU.

For more information on how we protect your money and assets, see the Your Protection page.