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Investments explained

Investments overview

Remember investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest. If you are unsure, seek independent advice.


You can choose from thousands of investments to build a portfolio to match your needs, and with our expert insight, tools, tips and more, we can help guide you on your investment journey though we cannot advise you on investments that might be suitable for you.

Ready to invest?

Before starting, if you're unsure about your readiness to invest, use our tool to help you decide. It'll help you work out whether you're financially ready and guide you on to the next steps.


Funds, ETFs and Investment Trusts

Build your portfolio on strong foundations with these collective investments. They are the easiest way to achieve a well-balanced investment mix across a wide range of shares, bonds and other assets.


Shares

Versatile enough to complement many investment strategies, shares can potentially deliver a higher return than cash savings. But you must accept that investing in individual shares means a higher risk to your money. Shares can fall in value and you may get back less than you invest.


Cash and bonds

A well-diversified portfolio should balance riskier investments like shares and funds with lower risk investments like cash and bonds.

Such a strategy could reduce risk and help safeguard your money for when you need it.

Planning for the long term

Successful investing requires careful planning. Whatever your future goals, get organised now with the help of these tips and tools.

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Get some strategic insight on today's markets. Follow the latest industry news and analysis to keep your portfolio in tip-top shape.


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