What are the charges for investing?

There is an Annual Service Charge paid quarterly by Impact Fund investors and an Ongoing Charges Figure which is deducted from the fund daily and therefore not paid separately.

Annual Service Charge – paid by you quarterly 

The Annual Service Charge is tiered, so customers who hold more than £250,000 in either their Triodos Impact Investment Account or Stocks and Shares ISA will pay a lower percentage on the investment balance over this amount.

Holdings in either a Triodos Impact Investment Account or Stocks and Shares ISA

  • The percentage charged per annum on any balance of holdings up to and including £250,000.00 is 0.40%
  • The percentage charged per annum on any balance of holdings £250,000.01 and over is 0.20%

The Annual Service Charge (ASC):

  • is a charge that is collected by Triodos Bank UK to cover costs of providing our investment service, including administration costs.
  • is expressed as an annual percentage but calculated and paid quarterly, based on the average value of your holding across the previous quarter.
  • is paid from money in the linked Cash Account or by selling shares if there isn’t enough cash available (see below for details).

On the first Calendar Day of a new quarter we will check your Cash Account to see if cash is available to cover the Annual Service Charge for the previous quarter. If cash is available, it will be earmarked and deducted on the first weekday of the quarter. If you do not have enough money in your Cash Account to cover an upcoming Annual Service Charge, we will try to contact you beforehand by email or letter to let you know, so that you can pay into your Cash Account if you would like to.

If there is an insufficient cash balance on this day, we will instruct to sell shares in your investments to cover the whole amount (there is no charge to pay your Annual Service Charge in this way). The dealing instruction will be automatically generated to proportionately sell enough shares within your account based on your holding on the first Calendar Day of the new quarter. 

For more information, please also see How can I pay for my Annual Service Charge? and How do you decide which shares to sell from my holdings to cover my Annual Service Charge?

Please be aware that the sale of shares to cover the Annual Service Charge is classified as a disposal for Capital Gains Tax purposes and may need to be declared to HMRC (unless they are held in a Stocks and Shares ISA).

The Annual Service Charge will be itemised on your quarterly statement, which provides a breakdown of all charges applied over the previous quarter along with any additional trades during the period.

Ongoing Charges Figure – deducted from the fund daily and not paid separately by you

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF):

  • is the ongoing costs of running the funds, also known as the Total Expense Ratio or TER). The OCF includes the fund managers Annual Management Charge and other expenses of running the fund, such as the board of directors and audit fees. The Annual Management Charge is the charge taken by Triodos Investment Management to select investments based on their sustainable and financial performance.
  • is expressed as an annual percentage and calculated and deducted from the fund daily. The charge is reflected in the value of the fund and you do not need to pay for it separately.
  • can be found in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) and may vary.
  • includes the cost of converting between sterling and euros when buying and selling, which is charged at 0.2% of the exchange rate used (this fee is not applied directly to individual investments, it is shared by all euro and sterling investors in the fund and is already accounted for in the published share price).

Please visit the fund pages on our website for details of the current OCF:

Triodos Global Equity Impact Fund

Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund

Triodos Future Generations Fund 

Triodos Sterling Bond Impact Fund

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