Voting for the best businesses in the self-directed private investment and wealth sectors in the Online Money Awards 2023 has now closed.
Now in their second year, The Online Money Awards, which are organised by Holiston Media in conjunction with The Armchair Trader, aim to recognise and reward the best-performing companies in the self-directed private investment and wealth sectors.
“These awards provide a perfect platform for companies championing high levels of service and product innovation, low-cost access to the markets, comprehensive market research tools and advanced educational programs,” explains Mike Boydell, Director at Holiston Media. “These awards allow a business to benchmark their success, reward hard-working employees and hopefully attract new customers.”
The Online Money Awards are organised in conjunction with The Armchair Trader, a highly experienced team of writers, each with a minimum 20-year track record in the market. The Armchair Trader now attracts more than 50,000 unique visitors per month.
Award winners will be announced on 30th June 2023.
Best Advisory Service: Atlantic Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity, Charles Stanley Direct, Killik & Co, RBC Brewin Dolphin, Redmayne Bentley, St. James's Place, Walker Crips
Best CFD Provider: ADSS, Capital.com, City Index, CMC Markets, Equiti, eToro, IG, Orbex, Pepperstone, Plus500, Saxo, Skilling, Spreadex, Tickmill, Trade Nation, Vantage Markets
Best Customer Service: CMC Markets, Equiti, eToro, IG, Interactive Investor, Orbex, Pepperstone, Saxo, Skilling, Spreadex, St. James's Place, Tickmill, Trade Nation
Best ETF Provider: Amundi, GraniteShares, iShares, JPMorgan, Legal & General IM, Leverage Shares, Pimco, RizeETF, Vanguard, WisdomTree, Xtrackers
Best Execution-Only Broker: AJ Bell, Barclays Smart Investor, Bestinvest, Equiti, Fidelity International, Freetrade, Halifax Share Dealing, Hargreaves Lansdown, IG, Interactive Investor, Orbex, Revolut
Best Forex Provider: ADSS, axi, CMC Markets, FOREX.com, FxPro, Hantec Markets, IG, INFINOX, markets.com, Orbex, Pepperstone, Saxo, Skilling, Tickmill, Vantage Markets
Best Forex Trading Platform: ADSS, axi, FOREX.com, FxPro, Hantec Markets, IG, INFINOX, markets.com, Skilling, Tickmill, Trade Nation, Vantage Markets
Best Fund Group: Bellevue Asset Management ,CG Asset Management, Fineqia, Fundsmith, Liontrust, Vanguard
Best Investment Trust Group: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure, CT Private Equity Trust / Columbia Threadneedle, Fidelity European Trust, India Capital Growth Fund / Ocean Dial Asset Management, LionTrust, Nippon Active Value / Rising Sun,
River & Mercantile UK Micro Cap / River and Mercantile Asset Management, Riverstone Energy
Best SIPP Provider: AJ Bell, Barclays Smart Investor, Bestinvest, Charles Stanley Direct, Curtis Banks, Fidelity International, Freetrade, Halifax Share Dealing, Hargreaves Lansdown, Interactive Investor
Best Spread Betting Provider: City Index, CMC Markets, IG, markets.com, Pepperstone, Spreadex, Trade Nation
Best Stockbroker: AJ Bell, Barclays Smart Investor, Charles Stanley Direct, Fidelity International, Halifax Share Dealing, Hargreaves Lansdown, IG, Redmayne Bentley
Best Stocks and Shares ISA Provider: AJ Bell, Barclays Smart Investor, Bestinvest, Charles Stanley Direct, evestor, Fidelity International, Freetrade, Hargreaves Lansdown, IG, Interactive Investor, Moneyfarm, Nutmeg, Saxo, True Potential Investor, Vanguard, Wealthify
Best Trading Platform: ADSS, Capital.com, City Index, CMC Markets, eToro, FxPro, IG, INFINOX, markets.com, Orbex, Pepperstone, Saxo, Skilling, Tickmill, Trade Nation, Vantage Markets
Best Trading Tools: City Index, CMC Markets, eToro, FxPro, IG, INFINOX, Orbex, Saxo, Tickmill
Best Wealth Investment Platform: AJ Bell, evestor, Fidelity International, Hargreaves Lansdown, Nutmeg,
AIM Market Company of the Year: Aquis, Block Energy PLC, CleanTech Lithium PLC, Gaming Realms Plc, NWF Group Plc, PetroTal, Tintra Plc, Warpaint London Plc, Yellow Cake Plc
Growth Business of the Year: Ananda Developments Plc, Equipmake Holdings Plc, Marula Mining Plc, National Milk Records Plc, One Health Group Plc, RentGuarantor Holdings Plc
Main Market Company of the Year: Associated British Foods Plc, Aston Martin Lagonda Plc, BAE Systems Plc, Gulf Marine Services, Rentokil Initial Plc,Rolls Royce Plc
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About The Armchair Trader - our official awards partner
Established in 2011 to provide market intelligence to private investors and traders, The Armchair Trader are a highly experienced team of writers, each with minimum 20-year track records in the market. The Armchair Trader now attracts more than 50,000 unique visitors per month.
With the site having expanded to cover multiple asset classes, as well as offer a proprietary database of ISA products, 60% of the readership are self-directed private investors based in the UK.
Syndicated to Investing.com, Master Investor and other outlets – including Google and Apple News, The Armchair Trader is a trusted and respected source of information for thousands of UK and overseas investors and traders.
Their mission is simple; To educate and inspire private investors. With greater access to the financial markets than ever before, we’d like to see everyone use the markets to grow their wealth and gain long term financial independence.
2nd May to 15th May 2023
The self-nomination period for the 2023 awards is now closed.
18th May to 31st May 2023
The public voting period is now closed.
30th June 2023
The winners of the 2023 awards will be officially announced.
Best Advisory Service
Best CFD Provider
Best Customer Service
Best ETF Provider
Best Execution-Only Broker
Best Forex Provider
Best Forex Trading Platform
Best Fund Group
Best Investment Trust Group
Best SIPP Provider
Best Spread Betting Provider
Best Stocks and Shares ISA Provider
Best Trading Platform
Best Trading Tools
Best Wealth Investment Platform
Main Market Company of the Year
AIM Market Company of the Year
Growth Business of the Year
Online Money Awards 2022 Winners Comments
"Thank you very much to all the investors that voted for AJ Bell Youinvest to win the Best Execution-Only Broker Award, we are delighted to have won.
We strive to make investing as easy as possible, to continually make sure our products and services are among the best available and to do so without investors having to pay through the nose for the privilege.
AJ Bell is one of the UK’s largest online investment platforms. We are one of the financially strongest investment platforms and currently have £74.1 billion in assets under administration for 418,000 customers.
We’ve succeeded by staying true to our beliefs, by understanding your needs as a DIY investor and by providing award-winning accounts, backed up with excellent service at a low cost."
Roland Spencer, Head of Corporate Development
“Smart Investor is designed for both experienced and novice investors wanting to manage their own investments. There are thousands of investment options to choose from, and for those wanting support with their decisions we have the Barclays Funds List, which helps narrows down the search. We also offer five Ready-made Investment funds that are managed by Barclays in-house investment experts and popular with those new to investing or who are short on time.
Investors who trade shares benefit from Barclays Price Improver – 94% of trades placed in 2021 got a better price than the quoted price on the London Stock Exchange, with the average customer return improved by £17 per deal. We are thrilled that our customers recognise the benefits of investing with Smart Investor and voted us Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider. “
Susie Miller, Marketing Director
‘’FxPro is very proud to have been honoured as the Best Forex Provider by the Online Money Awards. We are always aiming to provide the best possible trading conditions, and this year, we drastically lowered our spreads across FX majors and minors, among other instruments, making our FX offering even more competitive. This recognition motivates us to continue our development and expand on our offering even further in the near future.
This addition to our trophy cabinet takes our total to more than 95 industry awards since we began operations over 16 years ago. We would like to express our thanks to all those who voted for us!’’
Despina Iapona, PR and Online Reputation Manager
“Clients are at the core of what we do at IG, so we’re honoured to be recognised by the Online Money Awards as an industry leader in this area. This award is a testament to the efforts of our hard-working teams who despite the many challenges in recent times have continued to step up to the plate and provide a best in-class service. I very proud of what they’ve achieved and look forward to continuing to serve our clients with such success into the future.”
Louis Bridger, Head of UK
“IG are delighted to have been awarded the Best Spread Betting Provider award. As a world leading provider of online trading and investments that has been operating since 1974, we pride ourselves on having invented spread betting – allowing our clients the opportunity to go long or short on over 18,000 markets. This award reflects the hard work and pride demonstrated by our 2,000+ employees, all of whom are dedicated to providing a first-class customer experience.”
Louis Bridger, Head of UK
"We are delighted to have been chosen by investors as the Best Investment Trust Group as part the 2022 Online Money Awards.
We take seriously our responsibility as guardians of our clients’ assets and never forget that we are looking after other people’s savings. Liontrust seeks to provide positive outcomes for our investors to help them to achieve financial goals. Therefore, it is very pleasing to be recognised by investors for the excellence of our investment teams and the performance they have generated over the long term.
While fund performance is generally seen by investors as the key measure of receiving a positive outcome, Liontrust seeks to provide value well beyond this, including service and clear and regular communications.
We thank investors for their confidence in Liontrust managing their investments and for voting for us. "
Simon Hildrey, Chief Marketing Officer
"We’re delighted to have been voted as ‘Best Advisory Service’ at the 2022 Online Money Awards. We believe that the more informed you are, the more prepared you are – and we support clients to make informed choices about managing their wealth.
St. James’s Place is a community of Partners who are among the best financial advisers in the industry. We choose and train our Partners very carefully, because they’re the ones who guide and support clients in achieving their financial goals throughout their life. They have a depth of knowledge that comes with experience, and we’re proud to support clients safely through personal events, as well as the rise and fall of global markets.
Being voted as the winner of this award recognises the importance we place on client relationships – which lies at the heart of our business. We would like to thank everyone who has voted for us.“
John Cook, Campaigns Manager
"To be recognised as the Best ETF Provider’ at the inaugural Online Money Awards, is a testament to our approach and commitment to clients. The award showcases WisdomTree’s strengths as an exchange-traded fund (ETF) and exchange-traded product (ETP) issuer. At the heart of WisdomTree’s business, and success, is a differentiated product range which leverages our heritage of innovation. This innovation can be seen throughout our product range, from our commodities and thematic UCITS range through to our short and leveraged and crypto basket exposures. We continue to focus on building the best investment solutions, and delivering red-carpet treatment, for our clients."
Alexis Marinof, Head of Europe
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