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Muckle is passionate about long-term savings and investment but it’s deuced difficult for millennials – those initially targeted by automated investment managers – to scrape by, let alone set money aside. Most acknowledge the benefits of investing even a little over a long period of time, and the beneficial effects of compounding are well documented; now there is a new series of apps in the UK helping those with little spare cash to start saving or dip a toe in the investing pond. By linking to a debit card, micro-saving and investment apps allow the user to transfer money into a savings account or sweep ‘virtual change’ following a purchase directly into an investment portfolio. Over time regular small investments build up into something larger — 20p a day builds into £6 a month, or £72 per year; better than nothing and, according to advocates of micro-investing the beginning of a savings and investment habit that will grow alongside a millennials’ earnings.
Investing apps increase the amount people save by making it easy for them to save very small amounts; ‘nudging’ – to ‘not do nothing’ – is at the heart of the micro-saving and investing ethos, investing loose change without really thinking about it. It is hoped that by making it as easy to invest in the stock market as it is to purchase something from an online store, many more people will embrace the habit of saving and investing. Anything millennials and Gen Z manage to invest will benefit from compounding – time in the market, not timing the market – and once saving and investing becomes a habit, the increasing totals will feature on a mobile phone screen to savour. Fees are important as some of the new micro-investing products will have proportionally higher charges than some conventional investments. If the UK follows the US lead, it seems that there will be a plethora of investment and financial wellness apps in the future – almost certainly becoming more ‘intelligent’ and digitally frowning at the wisdom, or otherwise, of our purchasing habits.

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Who?What?How Much?Rating?Where?
degiro investing appWholesale international online broker with access to shares, ETFs, bonds, futures and options on global markets. Account Free, no minimum deposit, 300,000 clients in 18 countries£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)Play 4.5
App 4.5
Trust 3.6
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investing app dabbl'Shazam for investing' - lets you buy shares in brands that you use day-to-day. Aims to encourage more people to invest by making investing easy and jargon-free. GIA only.Membership £2 pmTrade UK shares from £1 - £7Play 3.5
App 3.7
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etoro investing appMulti-asset social trading platform lets investors buy and sell stocks, ETFs, cryptocurrencies, commodities and currencies. Copy and execute other investor’s trades. 10m users.Commission free
Withdrawal fee
Play 4.0
App 3.5
Trust 2.5
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evestor investing appOnline investment manager assigns investors to one of three portfolios of passive funds based on their financial goals and appetite for risk. GIA/ISA/SIPP0.25% annual; 10% admin; fund cost ave 0.16%Play 2.5
App 2.4
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freetrade investing appTrading and investment app for individual UK and US stocks, and a variety of ETFs. Commission free. GIA, ISA accounts; Premium account coming, community forumFree instant trades
£3pm ISA fee
Play 4.3
Store 4.7
Trust 4.0
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interactive investor appA comprehensive online investment service offering with flat fees for the experience investor - trade shares, funds, investment trusts, ETFs, bonds - GIA, ISA, JISA, SIPP. Values based investingFlat fees from £9.99 pm, with investment creditsPlay 4.0
Store 4.3
Trust 4.5
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moneybox investing appA savings and investing app; round ups allow change from every day purchases to be saved or invested. Invest from just £1 - GIA, ISA, LISA, JISA, SIPP. Three risk-adjusted portfolios; ethical option.£1pm; 0.45% platform fee; 0.12/0.30% fund fee.Play 3.8
Store 4.7
Trust 4.5
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moneyfarm investing appAn online and app-based platform. It aims to make investing easy, accessible and cheap. GIA, ISA and SIPP options. Investment advice with seven risk-adjusted portfolios.0.75% AUM falling to 0.35%; 0.2% fund fee.Play 4.8
Store 4.6
Trust 4.5
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nutmeg investing appAn online and app-based investment platform that learns a bit about you, chooses investments for you and builds a portfolio for you on your behalf. 70,000 customers, £2bn AUM. GIA, ISA, LISA, JISA, SIPP. Ten risk based portfolios; fixed, managed and ethical option. F0.45% fixed/0.75% managed; fund fee 0.17/0.32%Play 4.8
App 4.8
Trust 4.5
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plum investing appA smart savings app designed to automatically save you money by learning your spending patterns. Choose to save or invest - three risk profiles GIA, ISA. Pro £1pm0.15% platform
0.2%/0.9% fund
Play 4.7
App 4.7
Trust 4.1
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revolut investing appOpen an investing app and trade 450 US shares for free; GIA only. Fractional shares from £1'Free' trades with banking app
0.01% custody
Play 4.8
App 4.9
Trust 4.5
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robinhood investing appComing soon, get early access; will let customers invest in a large rank of US-based stocks and ETFs, with no commission or foreign exchange fees. Robinhood Gold level II data and researchFree app, commission free
Gold $5pm
TBAVisit site
stake investing appA global digital brokerage, the first platform to offer commission-free US share/ETF trading for those living outside; three tiers - starter/unlimited/black. Fractional sharesFree/$9pm/$19pm
Play 4.1
App 4.4
Trust 4.0
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investing appAn app that makes it easy to invest in global companies working to make a profit as well as solving social and environmental problems. Four positive impact portfolios of ETFs - climate, disruptive, equality, combined. GIA, ISA.0.7% platform
0.3% product
0.14%/0.2% trade
Play 4.1
App 4.5
Trust 4
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wealthify investing appDigital investment management company, a simple and effortless ways to invest. GIA, ISA SIPP; five risk based investing styles based on ETFs. Ethical option 0.7% falling to 0.4%
0.12% - 0.21% fund
Play 4.6
App 4.5%
Trust 4.5
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wealthsimple investing app'Investing on autopilot' for those looking to open an investment account. Online investment management for the less experienced risk-based portfolios of ETFs, low fees and socially responsible investing options. GIA, ISA, JISA, SIPP.Basic 0.7% + 0.18%
Black 0.5% + 0.18%
Play 4.0
App 4.5
Trust 4.5
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robo adviceDigital investment app that lets you invest from £10 in a range of themed portfolios. Round up purchases. GIA, ISA < £1,000 free
£1,000+ £1pm, 0.45% platform
0.07%/0.7% fund
Play 3.5
App 4.5
Trust 3.7
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