Beginners' guide to investing.


If you are new to investing then our Beginners' Guide to Investing is designed to give you the insights and help you get started. With generations of investment experience behind us, we understand what’s important and have outlined the essentials.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Understanding investments

Making investment decisions can be daunting, especially if you are not familiar with the terminology. Our quick investment guide will explain the key areas you’ll need to consider when deciding what kind of investment is right for you.
Understanding investments

Understanding Risk

Understanding your attitude to investment risk can help you to select the product that's right for you.
Understanding risk

The impact of fund management fees

When choosing or reviewing investments, it’s important to look beyond simple performance to see whether fees are impacting your overall portfolio. Here, we’ll explain some common fund charges and look at some ideas for finding lower cost options.

Fund management fees

Investing over the longer term

With interest rates so low, investing in stock and shares over the medium to long-term may be more beneficial than a savings account.
Investing over the longer term

Regular Saving

Taking a regular approach to saving can help when you don't know when is best to invest a lump sum in the stock markets.
Regular saving

Accumulate or distribute?

Index funds may generate an income, but have you thought about what to do with it?
Acc or Dis

Balance: Active and passive investments

A core of passive investments alongside a few well-chosen active funds can help you achieve the elusive balance between stability and growth.

Strike a balance

Common ISA myths

Common ISA myths explained

ISA Myths

Reasons to invest in a stocks and shares ISA

Why should you invest in a stocks and shares ISA, and what are the opportunities?

Reasons to invest in an ISA

ISA allowance

Looking for the latest ISA allowance information.
ISA allowance

Why transfer a Cash ISA to a stocks and shares ISA

With very low interest rates on offer in cash ISAs, it's worth considering whether you could make your money work harder by transferring it into a stocks and shares ISA.
Why transfer your Cash ISA

Trust in trackers

If you’re new to investing, putting your money into an index-tracker can be a good start to building your portfolio.
Trust in trackers


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