All-on-one is not always the answer

This website is mostly focused on share dealing and in particular international share dealing. But many firms offer a wide range of other investment and trading services, such as a fund supermarket, contracts for difference (CFDs), foreign exchange trading, spreadbetting and so on.

It can be handy to have everything in one account – but be clear on what you’re getting. In many cases, some the services a broker promises are “white label” products – ie they are provided by a third party under the stock broker’s name.

That means you will often be paying two sets of fees – one to your stock broker and one to the white label provider. If you want these services, you will often do a better deal by choosing your stock broker solely for its sharedealing and getting your spreadbetting or forex trading account direct from the white label provider or another specialist.

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