July 28, 2015


It doesnâ??t seem like a year since we launched the lang catâ??s first ever guide to direct investing: Come and Have a Go. But it is. Last year was a bit of an experiment â?? our first time writing for non-industry folk – but some of those people were quite nice about it, so we decided to do it all over again with the imaginatively titled Come and Have a Go Too. All new, all free, with no sponsors, ads or ulterior motives.

What have we been up to now?

website image direct 2015The run up to last yearâ??s launch was a bit exciting for the direct market, with everyone showing their hand on explicit charges. The past year has also been hectic. We cover all the goings-on, natch. We also take an in-depth look at a few platforms and cast a lighter glance over some more.  Thereâ??s a bit about pricing, but not just the pounds and percentages. We spend time guiding you through the charges you might face when setting up your direct platform investment and, just as important but less talked about, those you might encounter on the way out again.

Finally, we have the second annual Lang Cat Direct Platform Awards where we celebrate platforms who have been super, smashing and may we say, great over the last year.

We hope you read and enjoy it. As ever, weâ??d love to hear your thoughts either way.


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About Sam Lynn

Our regulatory expert. Also an experienced communicator and writer. Loves turning highly complex technical and legal documents into something her Mum might read. Relentless coffee lover and proud owner of Buster, the #langdug