Videos on how to invest

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How to videos - Investing

The video in this section focuses on investing, showing you how to browse the huge range of available investments, search for specific opportunities, compare what you find and start building your portfolio.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

Searching for investments

This video gives you a quick introduction to how you can use the new website to start searching for investments, whether that’s looking for funds or seeking out individual shares.

How to fund your account

We’ve made it quick and simple to fund your account online, whenever you need to. Find out how in this video guide.

How to invest regularly

It’s easy to set up your regular investments online. This short video introduction will take you through the steps to getting started.

How to place an order

Two of the main types of order are ‘Quote and deal’ and ‘At best’ orders. In this video we’ll explain more about these order types and show you how to place an order through your Smart Investor account.

How to buy a Ready-made Investment

We’ve partnered with Barclays investment experts to bring you a simple way to build and maintain a diversified portfolio with global exposure, taking into account the level of risk that you are comfortable with.

How to deal in gilts and bonds

Investors often use gilts and bonds to diversify their portfolios or to generate an income. In this video we focus on buying an individual gilt or corporate bond.


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