Different platforms have their own pros and cons depending on whether you’re investing in trackers or other funds, ETFs or shares, and also how regularly you trade and how much you plan to invest. Our table collates the crucial data.
Still wondering where best to hold your investments? Take the hard work out of figuring out which broker is best for you by letting our interactive tool take the strain. Shares or funds, ISAs or SIPPs, passive investor or frequent trader – get a cost estimate down to the nearest £.
Show someone how their money will grow over time, and I’ll show you an investor for life. This compound interest calculator has a state-of-the-art graph to keep you motivated.
Find out what age you’ll be when you make your first million, and how much you need to save to get there. Beware the effect of inflation, which is highlighted in your results. A million doesn’t buy as much as it used to!
With super sexy graph! Find out how much your mortgage will cost you, and how much time and money you can save with small monthly overpayments in addition to your scheduled payments. Even includes radio buttons to enable you to switch to the currency of your choice. We’re nice like that.
The first thing to think about when constructing your own portfolio is what assets you should invest in, given your tolerance for risk. (That is, of potentially losing money pursuing higher gains!) This tool will help you get started.
The Internet is chock full of fabulously useful calculators, data sets, planners, and other resources to make your investing life easier. We collate them all in one place.
Inevitable legal bit: These personal finance tools and calculators are for information only, and I take no responsibility for any decisions you make on the back of them. If you spot any bugs, please let me know.