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Lloyds Bank launches new investment account for under 25s called Invest Wise

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Lloyds Bank has launched a new investment and shares Isa account for 18-25 year olds
  • Lloyds Bank adds new stocks and shares Isa and general investment account
  • They are aimed at young people between 18 and 25 years old.

Lloyds Bank has launched a new range of investment accounts aimed at 18-25 year olds.

Called Invest Wise, the new addition to Lloyds’ investment service offers a general investment account and a stocks and shares Isa to young investors looking to battle the DIY platforms.

Younger DIY investors will be able to invest regular sums with a minimum of £20 a month. There are no fees for investing regularly.

Any trades outside of a regular investment plan will be subject to a fee of £11. If you have a Premier or Private bank account this costs £10.

Lloyds Bank has launched a new investment and shares Isa account for 18-25 year olds

The bank aims to make it easier and cheaper for this group to grow their wealth, as 42 per cent have had to turn to their parents for help with money, new figures from Lloyds suggest.

Research shows that moving up the real estate ladder is the biggest motivator for people this age to start investing, followed by starting a career, finishing college, getting married, and starting a family.

There are no administration fees for Invest Wise accounts if you are between 18 and 25 years old. Upon turning 26, investors will pay £40 a year in administration fees which will be deducted into a payment of £20 every six months.

The administrative position is taken in April and October of each year. If you open your account between payment dates, the semi-annual administration fee will be deducted from the next payment date.

Investors who have a Lloyds Premier or private banking account will pay £10 every six months instead of £20.

Manuel Pardavila-González, CEO of Lloyds Bank Investments, said: “We have designed Invest Wise as an easy and affordable way to help give 18-25 year olds the confidence to start working towards those goals.”

“They can invest for free using a regular investment plan, meaning more of their own money can go towards investing in their own home, planning their dream trip or building up savings for the next big stage in life.”

How is it different from other investment accounts?

The current age requirement to open a general investment account or stocks and shares Isa is 18, so technically investors of this age could open a general investment account or stocks and shares Isa with any investment platform.

They will have to pay administration fees with most other providers, even if they are between 18 and 25 years old.

AJ Bell, for example, has an annual administration fee of 0.25 per cent and a standard share, investment trust and ETF transaction charge of £9.95, while Hargreaves Lansdown has an administration fee of 0.45 per cent. cent and a trading charge of £11.95 for standard shares, investment trusts and ETFs. business relationship.

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Personal investment objectives of young people aged 18 to 25
Goal % of young people between 18 and 25 years old with this investment objective
Buy a house/pay off a mortgage 42%
Financial security 41%
To save for a vacation 37%
Provide a good financial future for my family/children. 33%
Generation of personal wealth (to earn more money) 32%
Saving for retirement 22%
I don’t have any investment objectives. 7%
Other 1%
Lloyds Bank

On a £10,000 fund, Lloyds’ Invest Wise’s £40 annual administration fee on turning 26 is equivalent to 0.4 per cent. If you have a smaller pot to invest in, this could be expensive in smaller investment pots, but will progressively become good value in larger pots.

If you already have a Lloyds Premier or Premium bank account, the Invest Wise account fees are reduced slightly.

Lloyds hopes that the main appeal of these accounts will be that they will allow young investors to start investing seamlessly by giving them access to a range of other tools, as well as linking them to their existing account.

Those who open one of the Invest Wise accounts will be able to use the Lloyds ETF Quick List, which launched in September, and the Lloyds Select Fund List.

With ETF Quicklist, customers can choose from a list of 16 ETFs and invest in them through a share trading account or Isa, accessible from their banking app or online.

The list of ETFs is divided into four categories: Themes, Worldwide, Fixed Income and Current Trends, which includes ETFs ranging from UK property to healthcare.

If you already have a Lloyds Premier or Premium Bank account, you will also have the benefit of slightly reduced fees with an Invest Wise account.

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Administrative position Notes of charges Fund trading Standard Shares, Trusts and ETF Trading Regular investment Dividend reinvestment
AJ Bell* 0.25% Maximum £3.50 per month for shares, trusts and ETFs. £1.50 €9.95 £1.50 £1.50 per bid More details
Bestinvest* 0.40% (0.2% for ready-made wallets) The account fee is reduced to 0.2% for investments already made Free £4.95 Free for funds Free for income funds More details
Charles Stanley Live 0.35% No platform fee on shares if a trade is made in that month and an annual maximum of £240 Free £11.50 n/a n/a More details
Fidelity* 0.35% on funds £7.50 per month up to £25,000 or 0.35% with regular savings plan. Maximum £45 per year for shares, trusts and ETFs Free £7.50 Free Funds £1.50 Shares, ETF Trusts £1.50 More details
Hargreaves Lansdown* 0.45% Capped at £45 for shares, trusts and ETFs Free €11.95 £1.50 1% (£1 minimum, £10 maximum) More details
Interactive investor* £4.99 per month under £50,000, £11.99 over, £10 extra for Sipp £3.99 per month in free business credit (does not apply to £4.99 plan) €3.99 €3.99 Free €0.99 More details
iWeb £100 one-off fee (not applied until July 2024) £5 £5 n/a 2%, maximum £5 More details
Accounts that have some limits but attractive offers
Etoro* No Isa or Sipp Free The investment account offers stocks and ETFs. Be careful with high risk CFDs on trading account Not available Free n/a n/a More details
Free trade*No investment funds Free for Basic account, £4.99 per month for Standard Account with Isa £9.99 for Plus Freetrade Plus with more investments and Sipp costs £9.99/month inc. isa rate Without funds Free n/a n/a More details
Vanguard Only Vanguard products. 0.15% Vanguard funds only Free Free Vanguard ETFs Only Free n/a More details
(Source: ThisisMoney.co.uk, February 2024. The administrative percentage charge can be applied monthly or quarterly.

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