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Lads, what platform do you think offers the best deal for a Stocks and Shares ISA? I know that's a complicated question, but it's actually the reason I thought I'd get your second opinion.
I've been using HL for my long-term investments through a lifetime ISA. I can't quibble - for leaving my money in funds it's magic but, what I've noticed is the sizeable discounts attached to certain transactions when using the platform which complicates shopping around. Essentially as the big guys they can shave a considerable amount of money off investing - often to zero. However, there are many smaller platforms that on the face of it seem to offer better terms.
My situation is mundane, it's a new tax year so I'm thinking about opening a second stocks and shares ISA for my Christmas and language learning savings. My logic being that an ordinary cash ISA is a waste of everyone's time for the foreseeable future. I've been looking at using Interactive Investor as they come recommended online and you get investor credit every month to save on trading (should limit my temptation to dick around). That said, I've only ever used HL and don't want to get stuck with a platform that is a complete ballache for what will be limited profits.