Consumers and Direct Investment - UK - December 2016
“Direct-to-consumer investing has grown steadily in the last five years and this growth will continue in the coming years. As well as positive market conditions for growth, there is also consumer demand for direct services. People are keen to take control of their finances and will look for the tools that allow them to do so. Crucially, few are willing or able to pay for more traditional advice, leaving direct services in a strong position.”
- Deborah Osguthorpe, Category Director, UK Financial Services Research
This report will cover the following areas:
- Robo-advice will become a bigger feature of the D2C market
- How much choice do people want from direct-to-consumer platforms?
- Mobile investment services are growing, but demand is limited
Competition in the market is growing with new entrants from across the asset manager, life insurance and banking sectors. This has prompted the development of a range of solutions from platforms that offer access to thousands of funds, to more guided services that help people to match their risk profile with a limited range of funds or portfolios. The low level of engagement among mass-market consumers means that truly self-directed investors are relatively rare, and robo-advice services are being rolled out in the hope that they can help bridge the advice gap and provide investors with some degree of personalised advice.
This Report examines the direct-to-consumer market, providing an overview of the current size of the market, as well as the key market drivers and regulatory and legislative environment. It considers the strategies of some of the leading providers in the market, as well as key product launches and developments. Mintel’s exclusive consumer research explores the level of interest in direct investing, as well as the factors that are likely to prompt people to consider direct investment. Interest in mobile investment services is also considered, along with attitudes towards advice.
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