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Ready-made investments

Looking for a hassle-free way to help your money work harder than cash savings.
Invest in our ready-made investments and let our experts do the hard work for you.

How it works

  • Our Ready-made investments are designed to be simple.
  • You have the choice of our Investment Account or for a tax efficient option, our Investment ISA.
  • All you need to do is apply online in minutes and choose your funds       Funds are managed by professionals and pool investors’ money together and invest on their behalf. Since your investment can be spread over a range of different stock markets, sectors and investment types, the risk involved may be reduced.. Then, let the experts do the rest.

Investing vs Saving

  • Cash savings grow steadily but slowly.

  • Your savings may be worth less in the future if returns are lower than inflation       Inflation causes a rise in costs for goods and a drop in your purchasing power over a period of time. e.g. a pint of milk in 1990 was 25p whereas today a pint of milk will cost you 43p..

  • Investors aim to benefit from greater returns and accept this is not guaranteed.

Why try it?

  • Easy - Apply online in a matter of minutes and our investment experts will take care of the rest.
  • Flexible - Start investing from £100 per month or a lump sum of £2,000.
  • Low Cost - Our ready-made funds offer some of the lowest charges in the market.

Although there is no tie in period, our investments are designed for the medium to long-term so you should plan to hold them for at least five years. Please remember that the value of all investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Peace of mind

Our Ready-made investments are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. This limit applies to the total of any investments held across Lloyds Banking Group.

This is in addition to protection from any other current or savings accounts held with the group.

 

Investment funds explained

What is an investment fund?

Investment funds are collective investments. Professional fund managers pool together investors’ money and invest on their behalf in a range of assets.

This means you can benefit from:

  • Saving time and effort as experienced investment experts do the work for you.
  • Your risk being spread out without buying lots of different assets yourself.

What are assets?

Funds are invested in 'assets'. The main types of assets that our funds invest in are:

  • Shares - Own part of a company (like Apple or Tesco).
  • Property - Invest directly in houses, business premises, or in a property fund.
  • Bonds and Gilts – Loans made by investors to governments or companies which offer a fixed return.
  • Cash - Funds can hold some of an investor's money in cash too as a way to lower risk.

What's the risk?

Before investing, consider the amount of risk you are prepared to accept.

  • Low - A fund made up of mostly bonds and gilts will be lower risk and lower potential growth.
  • Medium - Investing more evenly between lower risk assets (e.g. bonds) and higher risk assets (e.g. shares) to offer a moderate approach to growth and risk.
  • High - Investing mostly in shares. Higher risk investments offer potentially higher returns but the value of your investment will be more volatile.

Choosing your fund

Managed Growth Fund 2

Fund manager approach:
Cautious growth

Risk level: Lower

Asset Types

 Shares - 25%

 Bonds & Gilts - 60.5%

 Property - 8.5%

 Other - 6%

Charges:

For every £1,000 invested in this fund you would pay £6.50 in charges

Key documents:

View the KIID (PDF)

View the factsheet (PDF)

Managed Growth Fund 4

Fund manager approach:
Balanced growth

Risk level: Medium

Asset Types

Shares - 49%

Bonds & Gilts - 36.5%

Property - 8.5%

Other - 6%

Charges:

For every £1,000 invested in this fund you would pay £6.20 in charges

Key documents:

View the KIID (PDF)

View the factsheet (PDF)

Managed Growth Fund 6

Fund manager approach:
Dynamic growth

Risk level: Higher

Asset Types

Shares - 75%

Bonds & Gilts - 15%

Property - 5%

Other - 5%

Charges:

For every £1,000 invested in this fund you would pay £6.60 in charges

Key documents:

View the KIID (PDF)

View the factsheet (PDF)

Our funds were re-launched in September 2019. Because of this, there has not been a complete 12 months of performance information. To compensate for this we show the past performance of the equivalent Investment Association sector as we believe this is an appropriate substitute.

Choosing your fund

Investment option

Average return each year

Based on these averages £5000 after 5 years grows to:

Investment option

Managed Growth Fund 2

Average return each year

3.31%

Based on these averages £5000 after 5 years grows to:

£5,701 after charges

Investment option

Managed Growth Fund 4

Average return each year

3.60%

Based on these averages £5000 after 5 years grows to:

£5,790 after charges

Investment option

Managed Growth Fund 6

Average return each year

5.13%

Based on these averages £5000 after 5 years grows to:

£6,222 after charges

Investment option

Cash savings

Average return each year

*0.22%

Based on these averages £5000 after 5 years grows to:

£5055

*Our cash savings comparison uses the average UK easy access savings rate as of 01/08/2020.  Source: Moneyfacts Treasury Reports 

 

For more information about the three funds, you can read Our fund range and investments (PDF) guide. It contains details of how the funds are managed, their objectives and risks, and a detailed breakdown of the charges.

  • past performance of the equivalent Investment Association sector

    Equivalent Investment Association sector

    30 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 16

    30 Jun 16 – 30 Jun 17

    30 Jun 17 – 30 Jun 18

    30 Jun 18 – 30 Jun 19

    30 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 20

    5 Year Annualised Performance

    Equivalent Investment Association sector

    Mixed Investment 0-35% Shares
    (Managed Growth Fund 2)

    30 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 16

    3.34%

    30 Jun 16 – 30 Jun 17

    7.50%

    30 Jun 17 – 30 Jun 18

    1.34%

    30 Jun 18 – 30 Jun 19

    3.20%

    30 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 20

    1.27%

    5 Year Annualised Performance

    3.31%

    Equivalent Investment Association sector

    Mixed Investment 20-60% Shares
    (Managed Growth Fund 4)

    30 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 16

    1.87%

    30 Jun 16 – 30 Jun 17

    11.86%

    30 Jun 17 – 30 Jun 18

    2.44%

    30 Jun 18 – 30 Jun 19

    2.89%

    30 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 20

    -0.63%

    5 Year Annualised Performance

    3.60%

    Equivalent Investment Association sector

    Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
    (Managed Growth Fund 6)

    30 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 16

    1.89%

    30 Jun 16 – 30 Jun 17

    16.14%

    30 Jun 17 – 30 Jun 18

    4.85%

    30 Jun 18 – 30 Jun 19

    3.62%

    30 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 20

    -0.11%

    5 Year Annualised Performance

    5.13%


    Please note the Equivalent Investment Association sector performance does not represent the actual past performance of the fund and is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Low-cost charges

Our charges are based on the value of your total investment and are paid every year. They vary depending on the fund but the maximum values are:

  • a service fee of 0.24%
  • a maximum Ongoing Charge of 0.26%
  • and transaction costs which vary depending on the fund but are not greater than 0.17%.

For example, if you invested in Managed Growth Fund 2 you would pay £6.50 in charges for every £1000 invested.

Investments with Halifax Share Dealing Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. This limit is applied to the aggregated total of any stock or cash held across the following brands which we administer.

This is in addition to any other savings deposits you may hold across Lloyds Banking Group.

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