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  • The value of your investments can go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.

DIY Investing eGuide

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If you’re new to the world of investing, getting started can seem daunting at first. But we make the whole experience quick and hassle-free for you, no matter how much you invest.

From answering any questions you might have to guiding you through every step of the process, the information in this section will help you take the first steps to building a successful investment portfolio.


  • Best Time to Start

    It’s never too late to start investing, but the right time to begin depends on your individual circumstances.

  • Get The Right Balance

    You may wish to balance your portfolio by investing in a range of different asset classes.

  • Understanding Shares

    We explain the basic of stocks and shares; what they are and how they work.

  • Understanding Risk

    All investments involve risk and returns are never guaranteed, so it’s vital to choose those that best suit your circumstances.

  • Stockmarket

    This quick guide to investing in the stock market gives you the knowledge and confidence needed to get started.

  • Using Your Account

    Making trades, adding funds to your account and donating shares to charity are just some of the actions explained in this section.