What is the difference between income and accumulation share classes?


There are 2 main types of share class: 'income' and 'accumulation':

  • income share class - pays you a regular income now
  • accumulation share class - reinvests that income to grow for the future

In the simplest terms, income shares are better suited to investors looking for an income while accumulation shares are more for investors seeking to grow their capital.

Read more on the topic.

Need more help?

Our UK-based team is ready to answer your questions

Our UK-based team is ready to answer your questions.

Do you have a Vanguard account?

Getting help in difficult circumstances

Please contact us if you’re having financial difficulties, navigating a difficult time in your life, or if your mental wellbeing is affected. This happens to many in these uncertain times. We’re here to help.

Have a complaint?

Find out what you can do