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Making Money the EASY way

AdvantagesGreat Service. Easy to trade. Great Special Offers.

DisadvantagesSame legal restrictions as premises based stockbrokers/None!!

"I have had experience of sharepeople for just under a year now and would like to "share" (Pardon the pun) with you some of its finer points. I have done this by including ALL the information you need under easy to locate headings. So less waffle and onto the info! What is Sharepeople.com? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basically Sharepeople.com is a great online stockbroker, owned by american express. What can you do? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basically ..." Read review
17.04.2002

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Community Level 2Savo

Savo

Good but could be improved

AdvantagesVery easy to register and use - current information

DisadvantagesNo facility for placing stop loss sell orderss

"I am a moderate investor (£3-5k) and enjoy playing the market. I joined Sharepeople.com mid 2000 and have had no real problems with the account. As I put aside a set amount each month to invest I have set up a direct transfer to the Sharepeople.com bank account. This is by far the easiest way of doing it as they bank through Royal Bank of Scotland and finding a branch is about comparable with finding hen's teeth! Registration is simple and very ..." Read review
16.03.2001

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Community Level 7jonwhite

jonwhite

Share dealing made easy

AdvantagesEasy to use, informative, easy trading

DisadvantagesNone

"...around and decided to try Sharepeople out. Setting up my account with them was easy and took only a few days (it is not all done online). Once my account was opened and money paid into the bank account which is set up for you I was free to start trading. Once you have joined you are sent a very helpful brochure as a guide to their services, everything is carefully explained and laid out in an easy to follow way. I have bought 2 different lots ..." Read review
22.11.2000

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Community Level 4Manics

Manics

Quality service

AdvantagesPerfect for the novice trader. Great value and service.

DisadvantagesSlow website.

"I joined Sharepeople after seeing various adverts and I am very impressed with their service. I used to trade using my bank who would charge either £20 or 2% whichever is higher. Well Sharepeople charged £17.50 for a trade (no matter the value of shares bought). What's more this charge has been reduced to £14.50 for trades under £1000 and £17.50 thereafter - pretty good value. Whats more they have waived the annual £50 fee. The service is very efficient ..." Read review
02.09.2000

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Community Level 1PaulRoss

PaulRoss

A slightly basic, but good quality service

AdvantagesInstant trading, cheap to use, reliable

DisadvantagesSlightly clunky website

"I've been trading with sharepeople.com for several months now and I can recommend their service. However, users should be aware that virginmoney.com actually links to sharepeople.com but only charges £14.95 per trade, as opposed to £17.95 a trade by sharepeople.com. Trading is executed immediately and a contract note is sent to you by post and also via email. The site is easy to navigate and dealing can be done without certification (ie you can buy ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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Community Level 1chairboy

chairboy

Basic and easy to use

Advantagesnominee service cost efficiency

DisadvantagesLack of services clumsy looking website

"Sharepeople is the third online broker I've used and at present seems to be very efficient and cost effective. I first used barclays stockbrokers which has to be one of the cheapest but also probably the worst with certificates going astray and T10 settlement being too long. Their price improver is the highlight of their service. Sharepeople provides a cheap nominee account service. Mine's free but I signed up early. The 17.50 trade cost does make ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Community Level 1NONE

NONE

Quite Good - But

AdvantagesQuite good prices

DisadvantagesCAN BE HARD TO PAY MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT

"I have been with sharepeople.com for 4 months now and I find them very good. There charges are low and they pay a good rate of interest on there Bank account. The only problem I have found with them is that to deposit money into your account can be a bit difficult has there bank account is run by The Bank of Scotland and they do not have many branches in England. But I have found it is easier to transfer the money in from another account from another ..." Read review
22.02.2001

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Community Level 2abulkalam2...

abulkalam2001

Selling can be awkward

AdvantagesFlat rate fees

DisadvantagesNeed money in account to sell

"I signed up with Sharepeople in May. When I signed, there was an offer of not having to pay £50 admin per quarter/year. I have bought some shares a couple of times and there has not been any problems. Recently I tried to sell a stock, and to my surprise I was unable to. Reason - quite simple, I had to have 20% of my total sales value in their account, which I found difficult to understand. No other brokers, I have used in the past require ..." Read review
03.10.2000

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Community Level 1zib

zib

nice one

Advantagesgood service

Disadvantagesnon really

"This company which is contactable on 0870 737 8000 or at www.sharepeople.com runs a really good share dealing service (on-line & telephone) Advantages are: It runs justlike a bank account and pays large amounts (5% +) interest You use this account to trade you can get them to phone you (free) when a particular share reaches a particular value for buying/selling - you then go on-line and trade if you register before 31/8 running the a/c is ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Community Level 1kryptic

kryptic

Getting better

AdvantagesRecently added electronic transfer of funds in and out of account.

DisadvantagesHad problems selling shares on NYSE, eventually resolved, but email messages from staff showed confusion.

"Since being taken over by American Express they have allowed you to transfer money electronically (via direct debit). This has reduced the time taken to get funds into the account, though it is still a manual transact, you need to move the money over 3 working days before. It would be better if they would allow future payment via automated direct debit, as many traditional brokers do (t+5). Had a few problems when trading stocks (in certificate form) ..." Read review
17.06.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful



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