Clover and Acorns are both fast-growing investment services that use technology to make investing easier.
We might sound similar, but there are significant differences in our services and the way your investments are held. Here's a quick review:
Clover provides personal investment advice and management for people who are serious about growing their savings. Clover builds clients a personalised portfolio based on their unique circumstance, like your age, goals, and risk tolerance.
Acorns is aimed at micro-investing, or investing smaller amounts of money. Acorns rounds up transactions, to help users save money in the background. They also offer incentives for shopping at partner stores.
Clover is a licensed financial advisor and gives personalised recommendations.
Acorns does not give personalised financial advice.
It is up to you to select an investment strategy and decide whether it's appropriate for you.
Your money remains legally yours at all stages with Clover.
Your money is invested in a pooled fund and the assets are held with a custodian.
We have a clear and transparent fee structure.
We've even built a calculator so you can see exactly what your Clover fees will be.
Additional costs may include netting spread, transaction costs, additional responsible entity fees, and dishonour fees.
Clover does not require access to your savings account.
We set up a Cash Management Account for you, free of charge, for you to transfer your funds into.
Acorns requires access to your personal savings account.
You may be charged non-sufficient funds fees if an attempt to invest money fails due to insufficient funds.
Both Clover and Acorns use ETFs to construct portfolios, which we believe is the smartest way to invest. However, there are differences in the investment philosophy and how the portfolios are put together.
Because you are the owner of your investments, you have the flexibility to change to another advisor without selling your investments, or incurring any additional costs.
Acorns only allows in specie transfer "upon prior agreement with the Responsible Entity." You will responsible for transaction costs and any additional fees.*
*Read more in the PDS
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