Understanding investing

New to investing or wanting to brush up on the basics? This is the perfect place to start.

The world of investing doesn't have to be daunting. By setting aside a little time, you'll quickly master the basics, understand investment types (and risk levels) and take charge of your future.

Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek financial advice. There will normally be a charge for that advice. You may be eligible for financial advice through our partnership with Schroders Personal Wealth. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.


Investing for beginners

Want to see if investing works for you - we're here to help. Use the five step investing for beginners guide to get started.

Quickly understand your finances, your priorities and your attitude to investment risk.

Investing for beginners

Boost your skills

Choose from a range of focused articles. Gain a good understanding of the basics, all the way to tips for experienced investors.



Boost your skills

Risk explained

Investments carry different levels of risk. Understanding how this works helps you find the level (or levels) you're comfortable with.

Understanding risk

Resilient investing

Read our essential principles for when facing stock market volatility.

Resilient investing

What is diversification?

Sounds complex - really isn't. Learn how to choose different types of investment to reduce market volatility and spread your investment opportunities.

Understanding diversification

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