Why Alliance Trust Savings

An award-winning online investment platform

Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) is an award-winning platform provider that offers a range of Accounts to meet your financial needs, including SIPPs, ISAs, Child Accounts and Investment Dealing Accounts.

We’ve been administering investments for our customers since 1986. Today we are privileged to have more than 100,000 Account holders and over £14.6 billion of assets under administration (at December 2018).

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Our mission is to deliver superior investment choice and service to you at a fair cost. What we believe in underpins how we go about doing that, and what you can expect from us.

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FAIRNESS

We charge flat Account fees based on what you do on our platform, not on what you are worth. The idea is that you cover your own costs. Many other platforms charge for at least some of their services based on the value of your investments, so people with larger Account values pay more and end up subsidising the costs for those with smaller ones.

We don’t do this because we don’t think it is fair. No matter what the value of your Account, it costs us roughly the same to manage it and to provide services to you.

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SIMPLICITY

We’re committed to making it as simple as possible to do business with us.

As an online platform our services are designed to allow you to see and do what you want quickly and easily through your secure Account 24/7. But if you need a helping hand, or prefer to deal with us over the phone, you can contact our Customer Services Team who will be happy to help.

For all the things you can do online, such as viewing your investments, tracking performance, trading in real time, placing orders to buy and sell funds, take a look at our Get Connected Guide.

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CLARITY

We aim to make the complex world of investing clear. In doing so, we strive for transparency in all our communications with you.

From your Welcome Pack to our Platform and Charges Guides, we’re all about understandable, straight-talking communications that get to the point.

And the most important judge of whether we’re getting that right or if there’s room for improvement is you. So we always appreciate your feedback.

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CHOICE

At Alliance Trust Savings, we are unbiased. We don’t have our own products to sell so you are free to choose from any of the investments we offer, including:

2,700+ funds

290+ investment trusts

100+ Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

2,000+ shares

ABOUT US

We’ve been in the investment administration business for over 30 years, building on our parent company Alliance Trust PLC’s 130 years of experience.

  1. 1888

    The directors of the Dundee Mortgage & Trust Ltd and the Dundee Investment Company joined forces and incorporated The Alliance Trust Company Ltd on 21 April 1888.

  2. 1986

    Alliance Trust Savings began as a savings scheme that was run for the shareholders of the Trusts but following the launch of PEPs, it became an investment trust ‘supermarket’. Within the accounts it administered investors could not only hold Alliance Trust shares but shares in other companies as well. In 2013, it administers over £4bn of assets on behalf of over 60,000 customers.

  3. 2009

    Alliance Trust moved into its new offices at 8 West Marketgait, Dundee, ending its 89 year occupancy of Meadow House.

  4. 2015

    Acquires execution only stockbroker business, Stocktrade, from Brewin Dolphin.

  5. 2016

    Alliance Trust Savings becomes a standalone, independent business within the Alliance Trust PLC group.

  6. 2017

    ATS exceeds 15bn AUA.

  7. 2018

    Alliance Trust PLC announces sale of ATS to interactive investor.

Alliance Trust Savings Limited is a subsidiary of Alliance Trust PLC and is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings gives no financial or investment advice.