AJ Bell Youinvest on Amazon Alexa

Amazon Echo

What is Alexa?

Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, made popular by the Amazon Echo. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information. Alexa is available in a range of wireless speakers; but will be increasingly embedded in smartphones, in-car entertainment systems and a range of other hands-free devices. Find out more about the Amazon Echo range on the Amazon website

We have introduced an AJ Bell Youinvest skill which allows you to keep in touch with the performance of your portfolio and the market in general.

How to install and use the AJ Bell Youinvest Alexa Skill

1. Search for "AJ Bell" and add the skill from the directory within the Alexa mobile app.

2. You can also choose to link your account by following the instructions once the skill is enabled. However before linking your account you should consider that due to the nature of Alexa, anyone with access to your device will be able to retrieve your information if they activate the skill.

3. Ask Alexa any of the following after your wake word ("Alexa" or "Echo"):-
 

  • Open AJ Bell - this will provide a summary of what is available from the skill and further help
  • Ask AJ Bell how are my accounts doing? - this provides a summary of all your accounts including those linked to your log in.
  • Ask AJ Bell how my {SIPP|ISA|Dealing Account} is doing? - this provides more in-depth information about your specific account.
  • Ask AJ Bell what is the price for Vodafone? ; or alternatively use the ticker, e.g. "Ask AJ Bell what is the price for V O D ? - this provides a 15 minute delayed share price.

When you enable the AJ Bell Youinvest Alexa skill you agree with our terms of usage

Find out more about our range of dealing apps and devices:

Monitor your portfolio values on iPad and iPhone
The AJ Bell app supports a wide range of modern devices
Monitor your portfolio values on Apple Watch
The AJ Bell Youinvest Apple TV app
The AJ Bell Mac app
Google assistantGoogle assistant

Read our frequently asked questions on our mobile dealing apps

How much do the apps cost?

Our apps are free to download.

What are the prices quoted on the app?

The prices quoted are delayed by 15 minutes, but if you are dealing in equities the price quoted when you place a deal is the actual price you deal at.

Can I use the apps outside the UK?

Yes you can, but you must have downloaded the app first as this can only be done within the UK.

How secure are your mobile dealing apps?

Our apps use the same high level of security as our dealing site with all information sent and received securely with a 128-bit encryption. The apps will also time out after 15 minutes of inactivity.

When you login you will be offered the option of having the apps remember your username, and if you choose this then a ‘key’ is created that represents your device and is stored on your mobile device in an encrypted form. We have the functionality to decrypt this key to allow you to login again securely, so even if your device is lost there is no way that the information can be accessed from it.

Do I need new log in details to use the apps?

No, you can simply use your existing username and password.

What are the terms and conditions of the apps?

When you use the apps you are bound by our iPhone and iPad or Android terms and conditions.

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