Learn About Investing

Learn About Investing

How do I get started?

Nowadays it's easy to start investing, either doing it yourself or through advisers.

The practicalities of investing are pretty straightforward and there are a variety of financial service providers that can help:

  • Independent Financial Advisers
  • Banks
  • Stockbrokers (for buying and selling shares)                
  • Online platforms (fund supermarkets)  
  • Direct (with provider)

Once you have advice or ideas you're happy with and are ready to make some investments you still need to be aware of certain restrictions. Some managers place minimum investment amounts and lock-in periods on your investment, where you’re required to invest a certain amount and keep it in their funds for a specified length of time.

If possible, invest within a Stocks & Shares ISA too, to get the full benefits of tax-free investing.