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Getting Started

Introduction

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Are you just about to take your first steps into the markets? This is the place for you. We have lots of back-to-basics under the 'How To' section and insight written in plain English to help you make the right choices when it comes to your investments. Stay on top of big stories that might impact your investments in the 'News' section.

How to

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Jul 23, 2019

Questions to ask a prospective financial adviser 

With so many firms vying for your business, picking the right professional to manage your ...
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Jul 10, 2019

Questions to ask a prospective wealth manager

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Mar 12, 2019

How to use your ISA allowance after the deadline

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Feb 27, 2019

Fund choice puts millions off investing: how to pick the right one

More than 4.4 million regular savers have been put off investing because they think it’s...
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Dec 11, 2018

Five tips to be a successful first-time investor

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Oct 12, 2018

VIDEO: How to start investing

Understanding

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Feb 25, 2019

VIDEO: Back to basics – which ISA is right for you?

Should you open a cash ISA, an investment ISA, or maybe one of each? We help you decide.
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Feb 19, 2019

Where’s the best place to open a junior ISA?

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Oct 19, 2018

How investors can deal with stock market dips

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Aug 29, 2018

Is the longest bull market in US history set to continue?

Last week the S&P 500 posted a modest gain marking the longest bull market in US histo...
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Jul 23, 2018

What are megatrends and why are they relevant to investors?

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Jul 20, 2018

VIDEO: How to pick an investment platform

News

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Aug 14, 2019

Investment scams on the rise as fraudsters switch tactics

Financial fraud in the UK is evolving with more people falling prey to dodgy investment sc...
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Jun 17, 2019

Nearly 300,000 savers sign up for Lifetime ISAs despite strict rules

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Jun 03, 2019

Neil Woodford’s flagship fund suspends trading

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May 21, 2019

Victims of crypto and forex scams lost £14,600 each last year

Victims lost more than £27m to crypto and forex investment scams last year, with the aver...
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May 03, 2019

Lifetime Isa gaining ground on Help-to-Buy

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Apr 10, 2019

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