Introduction to investing

Not invested before? The choice of investments on offer and all the industry jargon can be really confusing. Our investment guides can help you decide whether investing is the right choice for you, as well as explain the differences between investment products. We’ve also got a handy jargon buster, which translates all the investment industry language into simple terms.


5 steps to investing

We take you through 5 quick and simple steps to help you get started when considering investing for the first time.

Investing or saving?

Should you invest or is saving a better option for you? We give you the main differences between investing and saving and explain how to work out which would suit your needs

Understanding investment products

Summary of the types of investment products that are commonly available in the marketplace.

ISA information

Overview of these tax-efficient investments and why they often form part of a
financial plan.

Jargon buster

Stumped by securities? Bamboozled by bonds? Simple explanations of all the investment terminology you might come across when investing.

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Understand the risks

Please remember the value of your investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

If you are in any doubt about buying and selling shares or making your own investment decisions we recommend you seek advice from a suitably qualified financial adviser.