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ii calls for urgent action amid inequalities research
Weds, 27th May 2020 - 14:10
Institute for Fiscal Studies data suggests women’s finances are taking a bigger hit under lockdown.

ii latest coronavirus poll
Tues, 26th May 2020 - 15:43
UK sentiment sours and more flock to investment trusts, our expert shares his views.

ii comments on personal finances during Covid-19
Tues, 26th May 2020 - 14:34
Our expert takes a closer look at the latest ONS opinions and lifestyle survey.

interactive investor comments on latest FCA mortgage proposals
Fri, 22nd May 2020 - 10:21
Our expert comments on new proposals from the financial regulator to help mortgage customers.

ii data reveals more bullish buy/sell ratios with JISA accounts
Thurs, 21st May 2020 - 16:23
Our experts explain the buy/sell ratio on Junior ISAs and top 10 most-bought investments since lockdown.

What investors should do when a long-serving fund manager leaves
Tues, 19th May 2020 - 13:23
Our experts reveal what action investors might take when long-serving fund and investment trust managers hang up their boots.

ii comment on latest ONS unemployment figures
Tues, 19th May 2020 - 11:11
Our expert shares his thoughts on the latest UK jobs data.

ii comments on Covid-19 impact on UK household finances
Thurs, 14th May 2020 - 11:25
Our expert comments on ONS research into how the pandemic is affecting UK households.

UK GDP suffers biggest fall on record
Weds, 13th May 2020 - 12:23
These growth numbers are poor, but the economic impact of coronavirus will get much worse than this.

Ethical stocks are a red herring, but these funds offer a solution
Tues, 12th May 2020 - 10:17
We look at how the widespread axing of dividends impacts ethical investors.

Trusts still the best option on the table - here's why
Tues, 5th May 2020 - 10:55
No structure is perfect, however, a positive about trusts is offering more liquidity, says our expert.

Tips for recession-proofing a portfolio: where to start?
Tues, 5th May 2020 - 09:43
Our experts provide some insight into how to recession-proof an investment portfolio.

The 10 most-bought funds, trusts and shares in April
Mon, 4th May 2020 - 15:19
Appetite for UK equity wanes as active strategies resurge in the top 10 most-bought funds in April.

Don’t look now: ii SIPP account logins up 29% amid market uncertainty
Fri, 1st May 2020 - 10:00
SIPP login activity on ii has increased year-on-year as investors make sense of current issues.

ii comments on HMRC flexible payments from pensions data
Thurs, 30th April 2020 - 15:55
Reassuringly, customers are staying calm at this very difficult time for income investors.

Dividend drought: are there any silver linings for income seekers?
Thurs, 30th April 2020 - 12:51
We now see more sense and less panic around dividend cuts. interactive investor’s experts explain why and spot silver linings for income seekers.

The generation game: millennial investors vs baby boomers
Weds, 29th April 2020 - 13:49
Our new data highlights the very clear differences and similarities between different generations.

Nine fun activities to teach your kids about money
Weds, 29th April 2020 - 10:36
Here are nine fun activities about money to incorporate into your children's lessons.

Dividend poll: find out where investors are turning for income
Weds, 22nd April 2020 - 14:51
An interactive investor survey shows what customers are doing for returns during the dividend drought.

Most-bought US stocks, biggest winners, plus latest analysis
Weds, 22nd April 2020 - 09:57
Our expert gives his view on prospects for US stocks and how they have fared during the pandemic.

New Covid-19 poll: bullish investors pick up bargains
Mon, 20th April 2020 - 15:31
interactive investor’s latest survey shows investors have become more optimistic. Here are the stats.

Deadline extension for Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Award
Weds, 15th April 2020 - 11:34
We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for the Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Award.

Home schooling: tips to add financial education alongside the Three Rs
Tues, 14th April 2020 - 16:23
Our financially-savvy experts share some advice for kids at Key Stage One and beyond.

interactive investor comment: Aviva suspends dividend
Weds, 8th April 2020 - 14:31
After banks and a host of other companies axed their payouts, here’s our view on the dividend drought.

How ISA millionaires are behaving as Covid-19 harms investment growth
Weds, 8th April 2020 - 10:18
Research by ii has uncovered the full impact of coronavirus for long-term ISA investors.

New coronavirus poll: what investors are thinking and doing right now
Thurs, 2nd April 2020 - 17:07
Research by interactive investor reveals more of you than ever are committing new money to the stock market, and not just in the UK.

Most-bought fund, trusts and shares in March 2020
Thurs, 2nd April 2020 - 11:42
Passive strategies and blue chips dominated purchases during last month’s crash. We list them here.

Banks, dividend tracker and most-bought SIPP shares this tax year
Weds, 1st April 2020 - 10:51
interactive investor’s experts share their views on bank dividend cuts, the impact on income funds and 10 most-popular stocks.

10 days of dividend cuts: see our dividend tracker
Fri, 27th March 2020 - 13:36
Our experts discuss the predicament of income investors and how they can approach the current crisis.

Market update - interactive investor comment
Fri, 27th March 2020 - 12:30
Our head of markets looks at the current state of both the US and global markets.

interactive investor comments on DWP pensioners’ income figures
Thurs, 26th March 2020 - 13:30
Our Personal Finance Campaigner Myron Jobson gives his take on today's pension income data.

Ethical funds fare better amid coronavirus sell-off
Weds, 25th March 2020 - 15:25
ii research shows that ethical funds have fared better than ‘non-ethical’ funds during the current pandemic.

ii coronavirus poll: investors switch focus to scoop up bargains
Weds, 25th March 2020 - 14:28
Our latest poll shows that bargain hunters are moving fast, and into different areas of the market.

Investment trust discounts exceed levels seen during financial crisis
Tues, 24th March 2020 - 16:57
Our expert gives his view on investment trust discounts during times of uncertainty.

ii responds to Ros Altmann’s call for six-month ban on pension transfers
Mon, 23rd March 2020 - 16:37
Our experts give their take on the proposed pension transfer ban.

Emergency interest rate cut – interactive investor comment
Thurs, 19th March 2020 - 17:22
Today’s emergency rate cut – the second in a week – brings UK interest rates into unchartered territory, at their lowest ever.

History keeps repeating on property funds, says interactive investor
Weds, 18th March 2020 - 12:03
Our head of funds research Dzmitry Lipski gives his take on the latest property funds saga.

Forget inflation baskets, coronavirus has taken Britain back to basics
Mon, 16th March 2020 - 11:23
During these tough times, it's worth reassessing spending habits stresses interactive investor's Personal Finance Campaigner Myron Jobson.

ii Budget response: Rich kids and high earners come out on top
Weds, 11th March 2020 - 16:25
The Junior ISA allowance increase could see rich kids with quarter of a million ISA pots at 18.

interactive investor: A ‘blow the budget’ budget
Weds, 11th March 2020 - 12:37
Rebecca O’Keeffe, Head of Investment, shares her views on the Budget.

Funds to benefit from fiscal and monetary stimuli announced in the budget
Weds, 11th March 2020 - 12:13
The Chancellor announced a raft and fiscal and monetary stimuli in his Spring Budget 2020 speech which could spell good news for investors.

How will BoE’s strong medicine go down with savers and investors?
Weds, 11th March 2020 - 10:20
We assess how savers and investors might respond to the Bank of England’s emergency rate cut.

International Women’s Day, ISAs and Pensions – interactive investor publishes key customer stats
Fri, 6th March 2020 - 14:55
The gender savings gap is an important and well documented issue, but it is also an issue fraught with potential clichés around attitudes towards risk and reward.

Global strategies continue to dominate top purchases on interactive investor
Weds, 4th March 2020 - 15:54
Coronavirus fears have had little impact on the most-bought funds and investment trusts lists on ii.

ii research shows impact of SIPP charges over long term and launches a free SIPP offer
Weds, 4th March 2020 - 09:19
interactive investor is waiving its usual £10 monthly SIPP fee until April 2021, amounting to a £120 saving.

Royal Mint launches James Bond gold collection
Tues, 3rd March 2020 - 10:48
The Royal Mint launched its James Bond commemorative coin and gold bar collection yesterday ahead of the release of the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die.

Hold, fold or buy? How real investors are reacting to coronavirus
Mon, 2nd March 2020 - 09:09
interactive investor polled customers with regards to the latest stock market crash. Here's how they responded.

ii puts Merian North American Equity fund under formal review
Tues, 25th February 2020 - 15:44
The inclusion of the Merian North American Equity fund on interactive investor’s Super 60 rated funds list has been placed under formal review. This follows the announcement that Merian is to be acquired by Jupiter and a co-manager of the fund is set to leave the business.

ii puts Merian North American Equity fund under formal review
Tues, 25th February 2020 - 15:44
The inclusion of the Merian North American Equity fund on interactive investor’s Super 60 rated funds list has been placed under formal review. This follows the announcement that Merian is to be acquired by Jupiter and a co-manager of the fund is set to leave the business.

Coronavirus and funds for the unexpected
Mon, 24th February 2020 - 16:21
Our funds analysts discuss the options for investors during times of crisis.

Who wants to be an ISA millionaire? ii reveals the makeup of the average £1millon+ ISA account
Thurs, 20th February 2020 - 10:48
Data from ii suggests the nation’s wealthiest have a secret weapon – investment trusts.

ii comments on listing of the Royal Mint Physical Gold Securities ETC on LSE
Mon, 17th February 2020 - 15:06
Head of Funds Dzmitry Lipski shares his thoughts on the exchange traded commodity.

Platforms need scale to generate wealth for their customers
Mon, 17th February 2020 - 10:06
We need to keep creating better and better content and services, to do this requires a very important thing called SCALE.

interactive investor agrees terms to acquire The Share Centre
Mon, 17th February 2020 - 09:33
The Boards of interactive investor/ ii Group (ii) and Share plc (brand name The Share Centre) are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to combine their businesses.

Wealth tax on breakfast? Why you don’t need to settle for it on your platform costs either
Thurs, 13th February 2020 - 14:13
Imagine, for a moment, that there is a wealth tax on breakfast. If you earn more, you pay more for your cup of coffee and your morning croissant. Ultimately, someone would probably start to complain.

ii research suggests investment trusts may need to catch up with ESG
Tues, 11th February 2020 - 16:34
Just 12% of ethical investment universe are investment trusts.

interactive investor comments on the investment association retail fund sales figures
Thurs, 6th February 2020 - 10:24
Retail fund sales figures show UK investors put a record £18.1 billion into tracker funds in 2019.

Tech funds dominate top purchases on interactive investor in January
Weds, 5th February 2020 - 13:51
Lindsell Train UK Equity slipped off the rankings, making way for technology funds to make the top list.

interactive investor on the hidden wealth tax
Thurs, 30th January 2020 - 15:24
Our research shows that older investors - those aged 55 or over - are most likely to be unstuck by percentage fees.

15% of investors will trade less if trading hours are cut
Weds, 29th January 2020 - 10:50
With the LSE’s consultation on trading hours about to close, we polled customers to gauge their views.

Home bias? UK stocks account for 84% of the average equity portfolio
Fri, 24th January 2020 - 14:36
interactive investor is running a two-day, commission-free trading offer for US and international shares on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January.

interactive investor appoints Freddie Gjertsen as chief commercial officer
Thurs, 23rd January 2020 - 17:03
ii has appointed Freddie Gjertsen as CCO, reporting directly to Richard Wilson, Chief Executive Officer.

The top four funds and trusts investing in China
Tues, 21st January 2020 - 10:37
Ahead of Chinese New Year, our funds analysts pick their favourite ways of gaining exposure to this exciting market.

Top 10 most-popular Super 60 trusts and funds in 2019
Mon, 20th January 2020 - 10:10
One year since launch, here are your Super 60 favourites and our review of Lindsell Train UK Equity.

Top shares, tech stocks, bitcoin and portfolio diversification
Thurs, 16th January 2020 - 09:56
Some sectors and assets did much better than others last year, which provide lessons for all investors.

Tips on how to improve your investment portfolio
Thurs, 16th January 2020 - 09:20
Tempted to ditch your financial resolutions? We share some ideas for how to better manage your finances.

Only way is ethics as ii launches ready made ethical growth portfolio
Weds, 15th January 2020 - 16:36
Investing for good is being made easier with ii's Ethical Growth Portfolio of 10 funds, ETFs and trusts.

interactive investor introduces free regular investing
Weds, 8th January 2020 - 11:15
We’re the first of the big investment platforms to scrap its regular investing fee, from 8 January 2020.

Most-bought funds and trusts in 2019
Mon, 6th January 2020 - 09:29
After a positive year for stocks, we reveal which funds you were buying last year.

ii responds to Bank of England Financial Stability Report
Tues, 17th December 2019 - 17:05
Action taken to address potential liquidity mismatches when open-ended funds invest in illiquid assets.

ii comment on M&G Property Portfolio fund suspension
Thurs, 5th December 2019 - 09:43
Not for the first time, investors are locked into property funds, risking contagion across the sector.

Will investors understand fund industry's new ethical language?
Mon, 18th November 2019 - 13:41
New industry-wide definitions have been designed to clarify the complexities of sustainable and responsible investment.

ii blog: Greenwashing, ethical investing and conflict
Weds, 6th November 2019 - 16:07
These three large fund houses continue to dominate as demand showed no signs of waning last month, but what else are investors buying? Find out here. 

Most-bought funds and investment trusts in October 2019
Weds, 6th November 2019 - 10:10
These three large fund houses continue to dominate as demand showed no signs of waning last month, but what else are investors buying? Find out here. 

How interactive investor's SIPP millionaires invest
Tues, 5th November 2019 - 09:31
Ever wondered how and where SIPP millionaires invest to keep their money growing? We reveal their favourite investments and how to build a decent nest egg. 

Junior ISAs turn 8 – investment trusts are powering largest portfolios
Tues, 29th October 2019 - 17:03
Junior ISAs turn eight years old on 1 November 2019, and parents who split the maximum annual contribution over 12 months every year since then would have squirreled away £31,552 per child, tax free.  

Interactive Investor agrees to sell Alliance Trust Savings’ advised and partnership businesses to Embark Group
Mon, 28th October 2019 - 15:15
The agreement in principle to sell the advised and partnership businesses of Alliance Trust Savings to Embark Group 'is a good result for all concerned'.  

New hope for Patient Capital investors
Thurs, 24th October 2019 - 13:29
A new manager at Woodford Patient Capital brings hope to investors, says our head of personal finance. 

ii Comment: Boris Johnson Strikes Brexit Deal
Thurs, 17th October 2019 - 11:53
With the clock ticking, UK and EU negotiators have agreed a Brexit deal, and UK stocks are flying. 

Dividend health check: High-yield stocks and problem funds
Thurs, 17th October 2019 - 08:59
Our experts discuss health checks to assess company dividends and also how spot a walking wounded funds.

Neil Woodford sacked, but investor cash remains trapped
Tues, 15th October 2019 - 10:49
Stuck in his flagship fund since June, Woodford's exit provides little near-term relief for investors.

Most-popular US stocks and earnings outlook
Mon, 14th October 2019 - 16:20
With US results season underway and gathering speed, here are the stocks you've been buying.

Queen has great news for pension savers, but could do more
Mon, 14th October 2019 - 15:47
Pensions starred in the Queen's speech, but our head of investments argues politicians must go further.

The interactive investor Great British Retirement Survey 2019
Weds, 9th October 2019 - 09:59
interactive investor, the UK's second largest investment platform, has published the interactive investor Great British Retirement Survey, a comprehensive study exploring the attitudes and experiences of 10,000 Brits approaching or in retirement.

New Brexit poll: what investors really fear
Weds, 2nd October 2019 - 16:30
A flash poll by interactive investor, the UK's second largest investment platform, reveals a split in investors’ sentiment.

ii launches UK's first rated list of ethical funds
Mon, 30th September 2019 - 11:10
ACE 30 is interactive investor's new rated list of ethical funds for retail investors wanting to better align their investments with their personal values.

Celebrating 40 years of Money Observer
Thurs, 26th September 2019 - 15:51
Money Observer, the respected financial publication owned by interactive investor, the UK’s second largest investment platform, turns 40 in October.

Proof that ethical funds often outperform their peers
Weds, 24th September 2019 - 12:15
For investors demanding evidence that ethical investing does not sacrifice returns, check this data.

interactive investor comments on Hargreaves Lansdown scrapping exit fees
Thurs, 19th September 2019 - 11:10
interactive investor today welcomes the news that Hargreaves Lansdown is to scrap exit fees.

interactive investor launches 'ethical investments long list'
Tues, 10th September 2019 - 11:44
This rigorously researched long list of ethical options for investors sends jargon to the recycle bin.

Brexit poll reveals fall in investor confidence over no-deal fears
Thurs, 22nd August 2019 - 11:35
A flash poll by interactive investor, shows the prospect of a no-deal Brexit has knocked investor sentiment as the October 31 deadline for leaving the EU edges closer.

Interactive Investor completes Alliance Trust Savings acquisition
Mon, 1st July 2019 - 07:00
We are delighted to now be able to welcome our ATS customers to our services and broad range of products, all with the simplicity of subscription-based flat-fee pricing.

Bitcoin: Is it starting to feel like 2017 all over again?
Mon, 24th June 2019 - 15:23
Our own cryptocurrency analyst discusses what's behind the new bull run and what's to come.

Interactive Investor hires Keith Bowman as equity analyst
Tues, 28th May 2019 - 12:12
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Bowman as Equity Analyst.

Home or away? interactive investor comment as us earnings season kicks off ahead of expectations
Weds, 24th April 2019 - 11:37
An estimated 40% of the Dow Jones Industrial Average are expected to report this week, while in terms of the wider S&P 500, we are already around 20% through.

Independent press coverage of interactive investor's new pricing
Weds, 17th April 2019 - 15:13
Don't just take it from us: several independent national news outlets have written about our new pricing and we recommend that you read the coverage.

Early bird ISA investors catch an extra £33,000
Weds, 10th April 2019 - 10:49
Investing your ISA allowance at the start of the tax year has significant benefits. Here's the proof.

Interactive Investor adopts Netflix-like monthly flat fee pricing model
Mon, 8th April 2019 - 09:44
Interactive Investor Limited, the leading flat-fee investment platform, is to replace its quarterly fee with a flat monthly fee, enabling customers to choose a more tailored approach that suits their needs.

ii Completes the Disposal of Internaxx Bank SA to Swissquote Group
Fri, 22nd March 2019 - 12:23
Interactive Investor Limited, the UK's second largest D2C investment platform, is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of its Luxembourg subsidiary, Internaxx Bank SA ("Internaxx") to Swissquote Group. Regulatory approval from CSSF and the ECB was received on 6 March, and all the conditions have now been satisfied.

Interactive investor launches Super 60
Mon, 7th January 2019 - 11:41
interactive investor, one of the UK’s leading digital investment platforms, has launched Super 60; a rigorously selected range of investment funds, investment trusts and exchange traded funds identified by interactive investor’s expert Investment Committee.

Interactive investor wins award for mobile sharedealing
Fri, 16th November 2018 - 15:17
We're delighted to announce that interactive investor has won the award for best Mobile Sharedealing at the Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018.

Double win for interactive investor at the Shares Awards 2018
Fri, 9th November 2018 - 10:00
We're delighted to announce that interactive investor has been named Best Execution-only Broker and Best International Share-dealing Service at the Shares Awards 2018.

interactive investor scraps exit fees
Tues, 6th November 2018 - 09:58
interactive investor is pleased to announce it will no longer charge exit fees, with immediate effect. In addition, from now until 31 December 2018, ii will help all customers, new and existing, with exit costs incurred in transferring to ii. 

Interactive Investor agrees to buy Alliance Trust Savings from Alliance Trust PLC
Mon, 22nd October 2018 – 07:00
Interactive Investor is pleased to announce that it has agreed to buy Alliance Trust Savings from Alliance Trust PLC.

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