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Investing with Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown
Lily Bridgwood
Written by Lily Bridgwood

About Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number 1 ‘investment supermarket’ for private investors. For more than 35 years, HL have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Today they are trusted with more than £70.0 billion by 876,000 clients. They are a secure, FTSE 100 company. Based in Bristol where they now employ over 1,000 people.

What can you invest in with Hargreaves Lansdown?

Vantage Stocks & Shares ISA 

Whether you’re investing for the first time, or you’re a seasoned investor, the Hargreaves Lansdown Stocks & Shares ISA offers an easy-to-manage, tax-efficient solution giving you access to a wide range of investments and tools.

You can choose your own investments from all the leading fund managers, or invest in shares, investment trusts, corporate bonds, gilts or ETFs. Alternatively, simply open your stocks and shares ISA (sometimes referred to as an investment ISA), hold cash and decide where to invest later.

Vantage SIPP

The Hargreaves Lansdown Vantage Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) helps you to stay in control and manage your pension online 24/7 – with tools, watchlists and the latest research helping you make decisions whenever you want.

The Vantage SIPP lets you choose from thousands of funds run by some of the finest fund managers. You can also select from individual shares, corporate bonds, gilts, investment trusts, ETFs and cash.


The Hargreaves Lansdown Portfolio+ offers simplicity, performance potential and a low minimum investment of £1,000. While the portfolios can be sold at any time, free of charge, they should only be bought as long-term investments.

The six ready-made portfolios invest in a broad mix of assets across a range of countries and regions – helping to dilute risk whilst improving the chances of investing in the right places.

Lifetime ISA 

With the Hargreaves Lansdown Lifetime ISA (LISA) you can invest in the stock market to grow your money and potentially reach your goals quicker. Although investments can go down as well as up so you could get back less than you invest.

Junior Stocks and Shares ISA

The Hargreaves Lansdown Junior ISA offers an easy-to-manage, tax-efficient investment and savings accounts for children. With contributions starting from £25 per month.

Why Invest with Hargreaves Lansdown

Putting clients first

Hargreaves Lansdown was founded in Bristol in 1981. Today HL are proud to call themselves the UK’s largest platform for private investors. Although the office has grown, HL core principles are the same as they always were; they still aim to provide the best service, the best value and the best information around. Their clients are still at the heart of everything they do.

95% of clients rated the HL service good, very good or excellent. (Source: HL Survey May 2016, 11,537 responses).

Reliable and secure

HL award-winning platform enables clients to manage all of their investments under one roof. As an established FTSE 100 company, HL are able to continually improve the security and quality of the platform.

They want to make your experience with Hargreaves Lansdown as good as it can be. This is why they’re continually developing new features, apps and tools to help you make the most of your money.

First-class support

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been investing for years, HL are here to help. Their Bristol-based Helpdesk is full of friendly, knowledgeable people who can offer the support you need. On average, they answer calls in less than 22.6 seconds*.

Value for money

Alongside a high-quality service, HL have always sought to deliver the best prices to clients. They aim to be both transparent and competitive wherever possible. You can view charges at any time.

Due to their size, HL are also able to negotiate market-leading discounts, exclusively for clients. HL Wealth 150+ list of their favourite funds is a good example of how HL look to combine first-class performance potential with lower management charges.

Experts in their field

HL recognise the importance of high quality research. As a Hargreaves Lansdown client, you’ll have access to the latest insight, comment and analysis, directly from experts.

Please visit Hargreaves Lansdown to find out more information about their current opportunities. Your Capital is At Risk. 

About the author

Lily Bridgwood

Lily Bridgwood

Lily is the Partnerships Associate at OFF3R. She has previous work experience in both the corporate and start-up environments. She joined the OFF3R team in October having recently graduated with First-Class Honours in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.