If you’re thinking about investing for the first time or just want to learn a bit more about it, this section is for you. It’s packed with information and guides designed to help you make your own investment decisions. We’ll guide you step by step through all the things you need to think about when making your own investment decisions.
When it comes to investing, it's important to do your homework. So please follow this section all the way through and always remember to research any specific investments you're considering carefully.
It's our job to make everything as clear as possible for you – including the risks and disadvantages of investing. You'll see prominent risk warnings throughout so please take the time to read and understand them.
Before you go any further, remember that the value of investments can go down as well as up, so you could get back less than you invested. In fact, with investments, there are no guarantees. They aren't like bank accounts. With many investments, it isn't likely that you’ll lose all of the money you invest, but it's always possible. And if you’re not prepared to take this risk, investing probably isn’t your best option. If you’re unsure about whether an investment is right for you, please seek independent financial advice.