Understanding investing

New to investing or wanting to brush up on the basics?

This is the perfect place to start.

The world of investing can seem like a scary place. By setting aside time to learn about different types of investments and the various risks associated, you could potentially make your money work harder and reward your future self.

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Investing for beginners

Access our simple 5 step guide to understand if investing might be for you.

  • Understand your investment goals and current financial situation
  • See what your investment options are and check if you’re ready to invest
Investing for beginners

Boost Your Skills

Read our articles to give you a good understanding of the basics and progress through to those aimed at more experienced investors.

  • 22 bite size articles – Learn in an easy to understand way, at your own speed.
  • Quiz – Not sure where to start? Take our interactive quiz to get you going.
Boost your skills

Risk explained

Investing and understanding risk come hand in hand but don’t let that word put you off. Learn what we mean by risk and the different types of risk, by reading the article below.

Understanding risk – What it is, the different types and how you can spread your risk.

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