Market news and tips: better intelligence

One of the common values ii has with The Share Centre is its commitment to supporting you in making informed, educated decisions about your investments. This is reflected in select investment ranges and quick-start funds chosen by experts. It is also reflected in fresh marketing intelligence and tips daily from ii’s award-winning content team and in-house experts.

Fresh intelligence daily

  • Extensive research and news centres, refreshed daily as events unfold.
  • Consume information as you prefer, through articles, guides, videos and podcasts.
  • Sign-up to a choice of daily and weekly round-up newsletters if you wish, direct to your inbox.

Join the community

  • Tens of thousands of people take part in ii’s discussion forums. They are free to join.
  • Find out what other people are doing and thinking and get the views of others on your own ideas.

What does this mean for me?

As we come together, you will have access to even more market news and tips than you do today. And with ii and The Share Centre’s expert teams combining too, our ability to support you in making informed, educated decisions about your investments is only set to increase.

Should I keep using my service with The Share Centre?

Please keep using your service with The Share Centre as usual for now. We will write to you as soon as we can with more information about what combining with ii will mean for you and the action you will need to take.

Will my money and investments be safe with ii?

Like The Share Centre, ii is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Your money and investments continue to be covered by FCA rules and protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, in the same way as they are now.

How does ii’s service compare to The Share Centre?

Like The Share Centre, ii’s priority is to help you take control of your financial future, so while there are some differences its platform service is broadly comparable to The Share Centre. It is built on leading-edge technology and will give you more choice in a number of areas. How you stand to benefit from this depends on your personal circumstances and we will write to you with more information about that as soon as we can. Nothing is changing at this stage. Your service from The Share Centre continues as usual.

Are my fees and charges changing?

Your ongoing fees and charges with The Share Centre are not changing. Our service continues as usual at this stage. Looking to the future, like The Share Centre ii is committed to flat account fees that do not grow with your account value. It currently offers a choice of three pricing plans to suit different needs, so you can pick the best value for you. Charges for trading are competitive and set at a flat rate for all trade sizes. There is no trading fee for regular investing. How you may stand to benefit from this will be covered when we write with more information about what combining with ii means for your personal circumstances.

Will I have to move to the ii platform?

That will depend on your personal circumstances. If we do ask for your agreement to move your account(s) to the ii platform you stand to benefit from ii’s leading edge technology and commitment to offering investors better value, choice, and insight. We hope you will want to try your new service. But if you decide it is not for you either before or after any move you can close your account(s) or transfer your money and investments elsewhere. You will not have to pay an exit charge in either case as ii do not charge these, so you have nothing to lose by giving your new service a try.

I was a shareholder in Share plc, what does all this mean for me?

You will have heard from us separately about what the merger meant for you as a shareholder in Share plc. You can find a reminder of the scheme of arrangement for bringing Share plc and ii together here.

If you have other questions

Please email iienquiries@share.co.uk and we will be happy to help.

Explore the future with ii

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About interactive investor

A trusted and safe partner with the scale and commitment to keep developing our services for you.

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Costs and charges

Value for you, through flat account and trading charges and three pricing plans for different needs.

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Investments and services

From how you manage your investments to the range available, interactive investor has choice and control covered.

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Our future with ii

Your guide to the latest developments in our merger with interactive investor and what you can do to get ready.