Investments

Investing money needs careful consideration and you need to be absolutely sure of the risks involved. This section provides generic information on different types of saving & investment. You should seek advice appropriate to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions.


Asset-backed Investments

Asset-backed Investments

There are many different asset-backed investments open to the individual investor. Each type has own specific risks, benefits and taxation treatment.

Deposit Based Investment

Deposit Based Investment

There are various deposit-based investment vehicles available in the marketplace. Many customers will have money on deposit either with a bank or building society.

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

Under the so-called 'New ISA' (or NISA), Cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs have effectively been merged, with the overall combined limit in 2021/22 at £20,000, while several new ISA variants, offer savings "bonuses".

Investment Overview

Investment Overview

This at-a-glance guide is intended to give you a quick snapshot of a range of different investment vehicles available.

Platforms

Platforms

A platform brings together your investments and pensions online, allowing you to view them in one place – a bit like online banking.

Markets

Oil and banking stocks made gains as London's leading share index reached a level not seen since February 2020 - before the pandemic prompted precipitous falls in global markets.
LONDON MARKET MIDDAY: FTSE 100 lags on miners; US inflation print due | Financial News
The blue-chip index climbed 0.4 per cent, or 26.32 points, to 7234.03, its highest level since late February 2020 before panic over the virus sent markets tumbling across the world.
The FTSE 100 reached a peak of 7,242 this afternoon, higher than at any point since shares crashed during the big Covid sell-off of spring last year