New to investing

Before you start

Tempting as it may be to plunge straight into investing, you may need to address other aspects of your personal finances first. In this section, you'll learn more about some of the things you should take into consideration before putting your money to work.

Always remember that investments can fall in value and you may get back less than you invest.

10 benefits of Smart Investor

Whether you’re new to investing or a more experienced investor, Smart Investor has lots of different tools available to help.

Five ways to be a Smart Investor

There are certain key traits which smart investors often possess. We look at five of these and explain how they may help you to achieve investment success.

Practical principles for better investors

Investing can potentially get your cash working harder for you. But you need to be prepared to be in it for the long run and understand that unlike saving, it comes with risk: you can lose money. We look at some of the key principles you should take on board before you get started. 

Why the savings gap can’t be ignored

The majority of people in the UK recognise the value and importance of saving. But a lack of awareness and understanding means many are at risk of not saving adequately for the future. This must be addressed now.

Should you save or invest?

Find out why some people hold cash and others invest, and take a look at the differences in these two ways of accumulating wealth.

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Remember, the value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest.

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.

Make better decisions

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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