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Investment Glossary

Updated: 07th December 2016 - First Published: 07th December 2016 Investment terms explained... Read More...

What is a structured deposit product?

Updated: 13th October 2016 - First Published: 10th October 2016 A structured deposit product can be thought of as a combination of a traditional savings account and stock market investment. Read More...

With Profits Bonds Explained

Updated: 04th October 2016 - First Published: 29th September 2016 With Profit bonds offer the potential for greater growth than deposit accounts, with a lower risk profile than stocks and shares investment. Read More...

Unit Trusts/OEICs

Updated: 05th April 2016 - First Published: 27th August 2013 A unit trust is a portfolio of investments that spread market risks. It allows an investor to reduce their risk exposure by pooling their investment. Read More...

Investment trusts

Updated: 31st May 2016 - First Published: 27th August 2013 An investment trust is a company in which shares can be bought and which must be quoted on a Stock Exchange, usually the London. It is a 'pooled' investment, with many investors owning shares in the same trust. Read More...

Lending using a peer-to-peer website

Updated: 06th April 2016 - First Published: 19th August 2013 Fancy lending on Zopa, RateSetter or another peer-to-peer website? Be sure to read the moneyfacts.co.uk guide with everything you need to know about social lending. Read More...

Should I invest in an ISA or my pension?

Updated: 05th April 2016 - First Published: 09th August 2013 As a nation we’re all coming round to the fact that we’re going to need to provide for our own retirement. Although rules around how and when we can take our pensions are becoming more flexible. Read More...

Invest in shares or be a peer-to-peer lender?

Updated: 05th December 2016 - First Published: 27th June 2011 How do peer-to-peer lending websites like Zopa and RateSetter compare to more traditional investment routes, such as investing in the stock market? Read More...

Combating the reducing value of savings

Updated: 05th April 2016 - First Published: 20th October 2010 The concept of saving is supposed to go like this: you invest your money into an account, the provider of which pays a rate of interest so it grows in value. But behind your back inflation is eroding the value of your savings. Read More...

Guaranteed Equity Bonds

Updated: 09th May 2016 - First Published: 12th May 2009 A Guaranteed Equity Bond is a method of linking your investment to the stock market but without the risk of losing any money if stock markets go down Read More...


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