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All you need to know about DIY investing

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.

Using your account

We explain the basics of using your account, from account administration to ways of placing a trade and order types.


New to Investing

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



Guides to Investing

Explore our range of guides, to provide you with the knowledge you need to support your investing goals.


Popular Investment Opportunities

If you're new to the world of investing, here's our most popular tools and research.


News and Views

Stay up to date with commentary and expert insights from our team and wider community.


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.


Investing in the Stockmarket

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


Glossary

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Understanding the risks

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

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