Oct 062012

Since the Saxo Modern Wealth Management platform for UK long-term investors is rather different to the Saxo Bank platform, it now has its own entry in the broker directory. There are also a few updates to the details of the service from the summary when it first launched in April 2012.

  • Saxo has confirmed that the currency conversion fee is 0.5% over interbank rates, not 1.5%, and that this is being waived until mid 2013. Am not sure if this was an error in the original charges sheet or a decision to bring it down to match the standard Saxo Bank rates. Regardless, it is now far more competitive, making its ISA (which is only available through Modern Wealth Management rather than the Saxo Bank service) look like one of the more cost-effective ones for holding foreign stocks. Continue reading »