Does Vanguard UK offer REIT funds?

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Vanguard UK currently does not offer REIT Funds to UK investors. However, there are other stock brokers in the UK who offer Vanguard REIT ETF. IG in the UK is one of such brokers who offer the US REIT of Vanguard.

Vanguard might consider having it later in the future and you can find out on Vanguard UK’s list of funds.

You can find the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ) on the IG website which is available for UK investors. Vanguard in the UK generally does not offer exactly the same funds they have in the US to their UK investors. In most cases, they do have similar funds.

For example, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund is one of the most popular Vanguard Funds in the US. They don’t have it in the UK but there is an equivalent of it in the UK which is available on Trading212 another stock broker.

I wrote a blog post on the UK equivalent of Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)

What is REIT

REIT is a fund that contains stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property. These are investments that finance income-generating real estate.

REIT provides the opportunity to invest in real estate without buying real estate. By investing in REIT funds, individual investors can earn dividends from real estate investments—without having to buy, manage, or finance any real estate properties themselves.

UK REIT to consider

Here are some of the REIT you can consider in the UK

iShares UK Property UCITS ETF

iShares REIT is one of the few ones you can consider in the UK. This fund seeks to mainly track the performance of an index of UK-listed real estate companies and REITs which includes popular REIT stocks such as Segro, Land Securities Group, and British Land.

Dividends of this REIT are paid quarterly and have a distribution yield of 1.77%. This fund is focused on established UK REIT shares and listed property companies.

You can also check other brokers in the UK for UK and International REIT you can invest in. Below are some of the top brokers in the UK.

  • IG
  • Trading 212
  • Freetrade
  • Hargreaves Lansdown

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