Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

A low-cost investment option

Remember, the value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up, so you may get back less than you invest.

Why choose Fidelity

Choosing an ETF

Explore our full range of ETFs to search, filter and select your favourite, including the iShares Core Series by BlackRock and our smart beta ETFs.

iShares Core Series by BlackRock

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iShares are a family of exchange traded funds (ETFs) managed by BlackRock. The iShares Core Series offers nine funds giving you access to a range of the most common types of investments, that could be used as the foundation of a portfolio. This includes UK stocks, international stocks, and UK bonds.

The funds are built to the same professional quality that investors expect from iShares and are available at a low cost.

ExposureFundsDescriptionOCF
UK Equity iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF Access the UK’s largest blue-chip stocks in a single trade 0.07%
UK Government Bonds iShares Core UK Gilts UCITS ETF Access a well-diversified portfolio of UK government bonds (gilts) 0.20%
Eurozone iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF Access the leading companies of the eurozone in a single trade. 0.10%
Asia and Emerging Markets iShares Core MSCI EM IMI UCITS ETF Access 99% of the emerging world's equity market. 0.25%
Japan iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF Gain broadly diversified exposure to Japanese companies.  0.20%
Pacific Ex Japan iShares Core MSCI Pacific ex-Japan UCITS ETF Express a view on the Asia-Pacific region ex Japan. 0.20%
Global iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF Access 85% of the developed world's equity markets. 0.20%
North America iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF Gain broadly diversified exposure to US stocks. 0.07%
GBP Corporate Bonds iShares Core £ Corp Bond UCITS ETF Access a diversified portfolio of investment-grade sterling-denominated corporate bonds. 0.20%

Fidelity smart beta - Quality Income ETFs

Fidelity has two Quality Income ETFs, one tracking a US index and the other tracking a global index. These funds screen companies for dividend yield and quality criteria, with the intention of offering investors an attractive income-based total return. Stocks of companies that generate superior profits, strong balance sheets, and stable cash flows would generally be considered high-quality.

Fidelity Global Quality Income ETF Inc GBP

Fidelity US Quality Income ETF Acc GBP

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Service fee and dealing charges

Our pricing has no hidden charges or fees, so you know exactly what you pay for and when you pay it.

Fidelity Personal Investing service fee

  • One flat-rate fee of £45 a year if you’ve got less than £7,500 invested—that’s only £3.75 a month.
  • Or our standard service fee of 0.35%.
  • Drops down to 0.2% if you’ve got more than £250,000.
  • Children's accounts with less than £7,500 invested have a flat-rate of £25 a year—even if they hold more than one.
  • You don't pay a service fee for ETFs in an Investment Account.

Dealing charges

  • Our standard share dealing charges apply to ETFs - there is a charge made for each buy and sell transaction you place (including switches and dividend reinvestments). This will be deducted from the amount invested or raised through a sale.
  • Simple charge of £10.00 for each deal placed online.

Ongoing charges

  • Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF) or Total Expense Ratio (TER) is payable to the fund company for managing the fund and is taken from the fund's assets and is reflected in the share price. You can find details of this charge on the ETF factsheet.

How ETFs are priced

As ETFs are investments that are openly traded on a stock exchange, the price fluctuates throughout the day depending on demand. It's important to understand the difference between the price you pay for the investment (dictated daily by the stock market) and the dealing charges and service fees set by the fund manager and investment platform.

If you are buying ETFs, the price you buy or sell at depends on which type of order you place with us:

  • Market order – you are provided with a quote based on the latest price which is available for 15 seconds. If you’re happy with the quote, you can buy or sell the shares immediately. If you’re not happy with the price, you can request another quote at the end of the 15 second period.
  • Limit order – you tell us the maximum price you’re willing to pay for a set number of shares (for example, 100 shares at £2.00 a share). Alternatively, if you are selling, you tell us the minimum price you would like for a set number of shares. We send your request to the market and it is executed if your limit price (or better) is achieved for the full amount of your order. Limit orders expire at the end of the day if the market is open or at the end of the following day if it is closed.

In addition any re-investment, regular savings plan and withdrawal plan deals are aggregated and combined with other customer’s orders. They are then placed at certain times of day, and will achieve the best price available at the time of market execution.

Remember, the value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up, so you may get back less than you invest. When investing in overseas markets, changes in currency exchange rates may affect the value of your investment.