Share Dealing with EQi
Operated by Equiniti Financial Services Limited
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the weekend of 13 and 14 June 2020 your account will move to EQi. It will be available for you to log in from Monday 15 June 2020. You can use the Saga Share Direct website up to midnight on Friday 12 June 2020.
Yes, you will be able to transfer out of your Saga Share Direct account, before being moved to EQi. Your new provider will have to contact Saga Share Direct to request the transfer. On previous communications the final date to initiate a transfer was 5pm on 1 June.
We have recently decided to extend the transfer period to 8 June at 5pm to allow more time for new providers to initiate a transfer on your behalf. Over this period, transfers out will be free of charge.
Alternatively you have the option to move holdings into share certificates. This will be free of charge for the transfer period also. To request this, please send us a secure message from your Saga Share Direct Account or call us on 0800 056 4827.
With cash holdings, you can transfer this from your Saga Share Direct account direct into your bank account.
Your login details and PIN will remain the same, and you just enter these on the EQi login page at www.eqi.co.uk. There is a login button at the top of every page on the website.
Your regular deposits, regular investments and dividend reinvestments will all automatically move with your Saga account to EQi. If you have a third party managing your account, this will also be transferred over.
Yes, this information will all move over to your EQi account. If you already have an EQi account and you choose to merge the two accounts, we are not able to transfer over the account information.
Yes, if you have other links to Saga through an insurance policy, savings account or subscription, for example, you'll still be eligible for membership as usual. If you are only eligible for membership through your Saga Share Direct account, we will extend your membership for a further 12 months from 1 June 2020, so that you can continue to enjoy all its benefits.
The EQi website has all the same tools and functions of the Saga Share Direct website – and more. The EQi website has been designed to be an easy-to-use share-dealing platform.
EQi's pricing is tailored to your activity. The overall cost will depend on the type of investments you hold and the type and frequency of trades you make. EQi charges a quarterly custody fee of £17.49. This is fully offset when you place at least two share trades in a quarter. Below is a summary of key charges. Visit www.eqi.co.uk/info/saga for full details, including price comparison tables available in the pricing section.
Custody fee - This is offset by the investing fees below - £17.49 per quarter
Shares, Investment Trusts, Bonds, Gilts online dealing commission - £10.99
ETFs online dealing commission - £9.99
Funds online dealing commission:Purchases - Free
Funds Platform Fee (payable on any funds held in your account):
Up to £50k - 0.3% pa
£50k to £250k - 0.25% pa
Over £250k - 0.15% pa
(max £250 per quarter)
Regular investment and divident reinvestment - £1.50
Frequent trader rate dealing commission - £5.99 after 20 trades per month
Offsetting - Any combination of online dealing commissions, regular investments, dividend reinvestments and the funds platform fee will offset the £17.49 custody fee.