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Savings and Investments Explained | Financial Future | Bank of Scotland

Savings and investments:

Savings and Investments explained

Savings and Investments Explained | Financial Future | Bank of Scotland

Savings and investments

Savings accounts offer a low-risk and accessible way to look after your money. If you’re looking to make some of your money work harder, you might also consider investing.

Remember, the value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. Tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and may be subject to change.

Savings tips

Top tips for saving money. Grow your savings and discover ideas to help you save more.  

Tips to help you save

About ISAs

ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) are flexible and allow you to save or invest tax efficiently. 

Your ISA options

Savings Calculator

Plan your savings with the help of our calculator. It shows you how much or how long it will take to reach your goal. 

Plan your savings

Ways to save

Instant access, fixed term, children’s accounts and more. Compare savings accounts and find the right one for you.  

Savings options

Ways to invest

Manage your own investments or let us do it for you. We have a range of options to suit all levels of experience. 

Investment options

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5-step guide to investing

New to investing? Read the beginner’s guide to get you started in five simple steps.  

 

 

 

Beginners guide

Boost your investment skills

Easy-to-read articles to boost your skills and learn more about investing. 

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Risk explained

Informed choices come from understanding risk. Discover the different types of risk and how it affects your investments. 

Read our helpful guide

How much does it cost?

Want to know more about potential fees? Take a look at our investment charges and see how we compare with other providers.

Investment charges

Your investor persona

This interactive quiz can help you discover what type of investor you are – and help boost your skills. 

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Investment advice

Get expert advice from our partners at Schroders Personal Wealth. It all starts with a free, no obligation chat, then a financial plan that’s tailored to you.

Eligibility criteria applies. Fees and charges may apply.

Get expert advice

Research the market

Our research centre helps you stay up-to-date with the latest market news. 

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Your retirement

Whatever stage of life you’re at – nearing retirement, already retired or just starting to think about it – we can help you make the most of your pension options.

Pensions are a long-term investment. The retirement benefits you receive from your pension plan will depend on a number of factors including the value of your plan when you decide to take your benefits which isn’t guaranteed and can go down as well as up. The value of your plan could fall below the amount(s) paid in.

Planning ahead

Even if retirement feels far away, it’s a good idea to start a pension pot. Start planning your goals for retirement. 

Pension tips for the under 50s

Preparing to retire

If you’re over 50 and considering the next step, we can help get you retirement ready with the right resources.  

Pension tips for the over 50s

Pension calculators & tools

Use these tools to see what your pension could look like.

Courtesy of our pension experts at Scottish Widows.

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Expert financial advice

Getting the right advice can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve partnered with Schroders Personal Wealth to give you access to their expert advisers. 

Am I eligible?

You’ll need to have at least £100,000 of sole/joint savings, investments and/or personal pensions, and/or £100,000 of sole annual income. 

Check eligibility

How much does it cost?

It all starts with a free, no-obligation consultation. You’ll only pay an agreed fee if you want to go ahead with the advice. 

What you'll pay

Pension planning

Plan for greater financial freedom in your retirement. Access expert advice to plan for your pension. 

Pension advice

Investment management

Even in a volatile market with low interest rates, find out how Schroders Personal Wealth could help you grow your wealth.

Get expert advice

Talk to an expert

Speak to a Schroders Personal Wealth adviser from the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to do via our online video chat or by phone. Book your free, no obligation appointment.  

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