The value of your investments, and the income derived from them, may go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest.
If you are unsure about any aspects of the features or risks of these products, you should obtain advice from a qualified financial adviser.
Our full range of investments
UK Stocks and Shares
Stock is ownership, or equity, in a company. Investors buy stock in the form of shares, which represent a portion of a company's assets and earnings.
International Stocks and Shares
With our international trading service you can trade directly on 17 international exchanges and hold cash in nine major currencies.
These are a form of collective investment where investors' money is pooled together and invested on their behalf by professional Fund Managers.
Remember that each fund is unique and hence exposed to different levels of risk. Some are relatively low risk, whilst others can be very risky and those will only be appropriate for more sophisticated investors.
The value of international investments may be affected by currency fluctuations which might reduce their value in sterling.
We may receive two elements of commission in relation to international dealing - Trading Commission and our FX Charge. Please see our Rates & Charges page for full details of the relevant costs.
Bonds & Gilts
These fixed income securities are issued by companies and governments to raise money. Effectively, they're loans with the investors acting as lenders.
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first offering of a company's ordinary shares to investors.
These are listed companies which invest in the shares of other companies, property, fixed-interest securities or unquoted securities.