Winner of Best ISA – Large Portfolio at the Awards 2024

Our Direct Investment Service has been recognised as a market leader at the annual awards.

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We are pleased to announce that we have won Best Investment ISA – Large Portfolio at the 2024 awards.The awards honour those in the investment industry who have excelled in previous twelve months. Nominees are assessed on a number of criteria that reflect the way real-life clients access and use investment products and services. But beyond ease of use and functionality, the judges are looking for how providers offer support and guidance.

Congratulating this year’s winners, editor, Paloma Kubiak, said: “Savers and investors continue to be gripped by the cost-of-living crisis and geo-political uncertainty, which may have dampened sentiment as volatility ripples through portfolios.

“At all times, and especially during challenging times, consumers need an expert voice and educational tools, a crystal clear pricing structure, a range of investment options and a seamless user experience to help them navigate the investment journey.

“Following a rigorous judging process, these are the firms which have excelled in their field, as chosen by our very own readers. A huge congratulations to all the deserving winners of the Investment Awards 2024.”

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say, and how providers interact with mystery shoppers drawn from’s readership is a deciding factor in who wins the final award. It is this that makes the award all the more important.

The Charles Stanley Direct investment service is our direct-to-client, execution only, online investment platform. It is one of the broadest self-directed investing platforms in the UK providing investors with access to more than 12,500 investments including UK and international shares, OEICs, Unit Trusts, ETFs and Investment Trusts.

More than 44,000 clients trust us with their ISAs, SIPPs, general investment accounts, and JISAs for the next generation of investors, enjoying a competitive platform rate and low dealing charges.

"I am delighted that the judging panel and’s readers have recognised the Charles Stanley Direct ISA. Not just its value as a product but the way it is delivered via the portal and app, and the value users see in the insights, tools, and guidance we provide to help them achieve their financial goals," said Marcus Tree, Director of the Charles Stanley Direct Investment Service.

"This award was won through a rigorous two-staged judging process - an initial entry shortlisted based on price and product structure before being benchmarked by a panel of 2000 UK consumers on user journey and quality of service to provide a comprehensive winner. This incredible outcome is a testament to the hard work the team has dedicated to building the proposition and the platform."

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Winner of Best ISA – Large Portfolio at the Awards 2024

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