Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the biggest savings and investments platforms in the UK. They are a professional outfit for serious investors, with the full end to end service, support and research.

They are the first broker I signed up with and I continue to use them today.

I have some of my bigger positions with Hargreaves Lansdown, the positions I know I will have for the long term. They are also the only place I have investments in funds at the moment.

Hargreaves Lansdown have over a million clients and look after over £90 billon worth of savings and investments so know what they are doing. Their customer service has always really quick and effective and I’ve never had any issues with any of their services. This is one of the reasons they were my first choice broker.

As well as the security and the customer service, another big reason I invested here over some of the cheaper brokers, was because of the apps and website. The website has a lot of information available on the assets you want to invest it, so you can do a lot of your research directly. However they also provide you with a lot of their research so you can use that as an input too. They have email services that you can subscribe to so you can get information, news and research directly in your inbox.

There is also advice and educational material available which is useful when you are first starting out.

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The app is really simple and easy to use. To me that was important when I first started out. With all the information to learn and the nerves of investing your money for the first time, the last thing I needed was a complicated app.
I use their watch lists on the app to monitor all my investments, as it converts everything to GBP for me, which is useful when you have stocks in several currencies.

Hargreaves Lansdown have a wide range funds available with all the details you need to make good decisions and select the right ones for your personal strategies. They also provide discounts and the fees are very reasonable which is why I only use Hargreaves Lansdown for purchasing funds at the moment.

The one negative about Hargreaves Lansdown is the trade commission on stock purchases. At £11.95 per trade (there are discounts for regular trades), it is one of the more expensive brokers per trade. However they do not charge inactivity fees, where some of the others do.

However, you do get what you pay for. If you want a wide range of information, top quality support and service and the security of knowing you are working with the professionals then Hargreaves Lansdown is a great option.

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get”

Warren Buffett

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