Plan your financial future. Today.

Dreaming of a brighter future? Make the most of your money with our wide range of products, services, tools and more. Our Financial Planning Centre helps by bringing your options into one place. So it’s easy to find just what you need.

It's never too early to start planning the future you want.

Tailor your search

Our handy tools and information can help you plan your finances. Expand the section below and refine your search based on your individual needs.

Save it or invest it:

Savings vs Investments explained



Savings and Investments

Savings accounts are an easy way to keep your money safe. Although they’re low risk, your returns can be affected by changing interest rates. So you might want to think about investing your money as an option instead. Investments carry a higher level of risk, but could help your money to grow faster.

Remember: When investing, your capital is at risk. If you are unsure about investing, seek independent advice. Tax treatment is subject to your individual circumstances and is subject to change in the future.

Ways to invest

Manage your own investment portfolio or select a risk level and let us do it for you. We have a wide range of options to suit all levels of investment experience.

Investment options

Savings options

Compare all of your options from our savings account list to find the right account for you.

See all savings accounts

Investment Quiz

Take our 60-second quiz to find out what type of investor you are. 

Start the quiz

Better savings habits

It’s easier than you might think to save more and grow your bank balance, with our top tips for how to build a better savings habit.

Our savings tips

ISA options

With an ISA (Individual Savings Account), you could save or invest up to £20,000 tax-efficiently each tax year.

More about ISAs

Investing in a volatile market

Research is key and when the stock market is volatile, it’s essential. Our handy checklist of things to ask yourself before investing can help.

Go to Checklist

Boost your investment skills

Build your investment knowledge and skills with over 20 easy-to-read articles to choose from.

Boost your skills

New to investing?

Do you think you’re nearly ready to invest? Our 5 step guide can help you get going on your investment plans and goals.

Read our beginners guide

Investments fees and charges

Want to know about fees? Take a look at our investment charges and see how we compare.

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Understanding risk

Being an informed investor means understanding risk. Take time to read about what the different types of risk are.

Read our helpful guide

Be an informed investor

Get a better understanding of the market. Visit our research centre for the latest market news and more.

Useful research tools

Retirement and Pensions

It’s easy to lose focus on future plans when your life’s busy, but there’s no better time than the present to think about your future. Whether you’re close to retiring, far from it, or already there, together with our pensions expert Scottish Widows we could help you.

Time to plan ahead

Starting a pension pot as soon as you can is a very good idea. Even putting a small amount of money away each month can make a big difference to your future.

Under 50s pension tips

Ready to retire?

Whatever the future holds, take steps now to make sure you’re retirement ready. We’ve got a checklist to help you think about your pension, before you make any big decisions.

Over 50s pension tips

Plan for your future

For over 200 years our pensions expert Scottish Widows has guided people through good times and bad, take a look at their videos and articles on how to plan for your future.  

Taking on your future

Home Ownership and Mortgages

If you’re looking to own your first home, moving to your next, want to remortgage, have a property portfolio or are renting, we’re here to help you. 

You could lose your home if you do not keep up mortgage repayments.

Changes to Stamp Duty

It's now easier to make a move in the property market. Until 31st March 2021, there will be no Stamp Duty to pay on the first £500,000 of a property's purchase price*.

* England and Northern Ireland only, does not apply to second homes. See for details.

Green Homes Grant

The government’s new Green Homes Grant scheme could make this an ideal time to make your property energy efficient and save on future energy bills. You could be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000* if you live in England. 

* Conditions apply

Learn more

Your first mortgage

From tips on how to save for a deposit to FAQs. Get everything you need to know about your first mortgage.

First-time buyer guide


Look at our mortgage options and see if one is right for you.

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