You can invest in Unit Trusts and OEICS (Open Ended Investment Companies) and some SICAVs (Luxembourg-based funds) on the Cofunds platform, using Clubfinance as your intermediary. To see the range of funds available for new investment, click on the "Cofunds Funds List" button above.
You can access a fund's Key Investor Information Documents (KIID) / Simplified Prospectus together with its report and accounts using the following link. 'Bundled Charging' is relevant for old commission-included funds, and 'Platform Charging' is relevant for commission-free funds available for new investment.
Fund initial charges
Most funds on Cofunds now have a 0% initial charge. There may be a minority of funds that do have an initial charge on the platform, so please check the Cofunds Fund List before investing.
Clubfinance takes no initial, switch or ad hoc fees on any funds held on the platform. The stated initial charges (0% in the vast majority of cases) also apply for switches on the platform. There is no charge to transfer funds on or off the Cofunds platform.
To see the initial charges available through Clubfinance click on the Cofunds Fund List button above.
The following table summarises the charges for the Cofunds platform with Clubfinance as your intermediary.
|Tier||Cofunds annual||Total||Example annual platform charges||Platform Charge||Annual Fee||Portfolio Value||Effective Charge (inc. Clubfinance fee)|
Platform charges on commission-free share class funds
The above annual platform charges (including Clubfinance's 0.05%) are only charged on commission-free share class funds. These commission-free funds have lower Annual Management Charges that do not include payments of commission to intermediaries or payments of administration costs to Cofunds. Commission-free funds are the only type of funds available for new investment and switch buys on Cofunds.
Platform charges on commission-included share class funds
Buy funds using a Debit Card.
Switch between funds.
View holdings, valuations and correspondence.
New Cofunds customers can open a Cofunds account and buy funds using a Debit card (to use the service further you will then need to register to use the service as normal after receiving your letter containing your Cofunds Client Reference number.)
Existing Cofunds customers can log in or register.
Please note: if you have an existing Cofunds account through another intermediary, you will need to first Change your Agent to Clubfinance, and then register for Clubfinance's Cofunds Online Investor Service. Alternatively, you can open a separate new account using Clubfinance as for "New Cofunds customers" above. (You can still subsequently Change your Agent for your other Cofunds accounts and request that they are merged with your new one).
Please see below for the forms and information applicable to each type of transaction.
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|New investment||Switch||Re-registration||ISA transfer||Complete & send in?|
|Cofunds Terms & Conditions|
|Cofunds Key Information Document|
|Cofunds Fees & Charges Schedule|
|Fund Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs)|
|Fund charges information|
|Clubfinance Cofunds Fees & Charges Agreement|
| Investment Funds Application; or
|Switch Instruction Form|
|Investment Funds Transfer Application|
|NISA Transfer Application (includes re-registration)|
|Clubfinance’s - About our services document|
|Clubfinance ISA Transfer Risk Warnings|
|Clubfinance Terms of Business|
|Clubfinance Identification Requirements||NC||NC||NC||NC||NC|
|Clubfinance Client Declaration|
- Read, understand and retain copies of these documents and if the 'Complete and send in?' column is ticked, please send a completed copy to Clubfinance with your application.
NC - New Clubfinance customers only (and existing customers if not previously provided).
How to invest using a paper application form
Make sure you have the latest Cofunds 'Terms & Conditions', 'Cofunds Key Information Document', Cofunds Fees & Charges Schedule, fund Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) and fund charge information, and have read, understood, and kept copies of the documents indicated in the table above. For those documents relevant to your transaction with a tick in the 'Complete and send in?' column, print off a copy to complete and send in. Please remember that you must send all documents, including a signed Clubfinance Client Declaration; and Clubfinance Cofunds Fees & Charges Agreement; to Clubfinance Ltd and not direct to Cofunds, in order to benefit from our service.
Our postal address is:
PO Box 1036
|Nominated Bank Account Instruction||Use this form to set up or change your nominated bank account for Cofunds. Any change to your nominated bank account will not be applied to regular monthly investments. You will also need to send us an original bank statement less than 3 months old.
Please note you can also set up or change your nominated bank account using Clubfinance's Cofunds Online Investor Service.
|Investment Funds to NISA Application||Use to sell investments and reinvest within a NISA. Please refer to the table above under 'New investment'.|
|Withdrawal Instruction Form||Use to sell investments. Funds must be transferred to an account in the account holder's name - please also send in a bank/building society statement less than 3 months old for that account.|
|NISA additional contribution form||Use to add additional contributions to your Cofunds NISA.|
|ISA regular contribution amendment form||Use to alter an existing regular ISA contribution.|
If you already have an account with Cofunds, and are interested in appointing Clubfinance as your agent to benefit from our commission rebates, please see Change of Agent.
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