Ways to invest

If you want to invest then we can help you get started. Whether you want to buy and sell shares regularly, build up your own portfolio over time, or just want a simple ready-made investment, then we have something for you.

Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invest.

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  • Choose your own investments – If you want to select your own investments, you can use our share dealing service to build up your portfolio.
  • Ready-made investments – If you are new to investing, or just want something simple, you can buy a ready-made investment. Simply choose a fund with the risk rating that suits you: high, medium or low risk.


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Ready-made investments

Your investment options

  • Shares - you can trade on seven world markets, including London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Amsterdam and Brussels.
  • Funds - you can also pick from thousands of funds, or simplify your choice with our Select List.
  • Track the market - buy an exchange traded fund (ETF) if you want to track the performance of an index or commodity.

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Financial Planning

If you’d like to invest but don’t have the time, or you’d prefer to leave it to someone else, then you could consider financial advice. Through our partnership with Schroders Personal Wealth, you can take advantage of a range of financial advice and planning solutions.

To use the Schroders Personal Wealth Financial Planning service, you’ll need to have at least £100,000 in savings, investments and/or personal pensions, and/or an annual sole income of at least £100,000.

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