Think of a platform like an online financial supermarket.
It’s one account where you can hold your shares, funds and even your tax wrappers such as a pension or offshore bond under a single roof.
If you are capable of controlling your emotions and confident you won’t make a mistake, the cheapest options is to do everything yourself (DIY).
Platforms can be a great idea when it comes to managing your finances because they let you choose and hold all types of investments in one place.
Less paperwork. One password. Less hassle.