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Investment Guides

We've collated our most popular and most recently-published investment guides in one place for you. Designed to help you through the basics as well as more complicated issues, browse our entire back catalogue below. 

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Financial advice

Financial advice can be offered on an independent basis or is restricted or tied to a specific set of products or providers only. Compare the different types of financial advice, whether to self-direct your investments or use an expert.

Financial advice can be offered on an independent basis or is restricted or tied to a specific set of products or providers only.

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How does investing with robo-advice work?

How does investing with robo-advice work or should you manage your onw investments or speak to a financial adviser?

How does investing with robo-advice work or should you manage your onw investments or speak to a financial adviser?

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What are Enterprise Investment Schemes and how can they help your tax planning?

At the start of the tax year, many people’s thoughts will turn towards tax-efficient investments, ensuring that pension contributions and ISAs are maximised. But with limits on ISAs and increased restrictions on pensions, once these options are maxed out the next question should be ‘what’s next?’

At the start of the tax year, many people’s thoughts will turn towards tax-efficient investments, ensuring that pension contributions and ISAs are maximised.

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Can I save into a pension for my grandchild?

Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren financially, and the best option will likely depend on your preferences and overriding goals. Find out your options in this guide.

Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren financially, read more about helping they start a pension fund.

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How does capital gains tax work?

Find out how capital gains tax works in our comprehensive FREE guide.

Find out how capital gains tax works in our comprehensive FREE guide.

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A comprehensive guide to inheritance tax

Knowing what to do with an inheritance is vital if you want to make the most if it - find out more in our guide to managing money form an inheritance.

Knowing what to do with an inheritance is vital if you want to make the most if it - find out more in our guide to managing money form an inheritance.

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How do trusts work and should you use it for investments?

A trust is where a person (settlor) gives assets (such as money or property) to a third party (trustees) to look after for somebody else (beneficiaries).We explain more about how they work and if they are worth it.

A trust is where a person gives assets to a third party to look after for somebody else. We explain more about how they work and if they are worth it.

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Investing in renewable energy and environmental companies

As the Government looks to use wind to generate electricity for every UK home by 2030, we look at the options for those wanting to invest in renewable energy or environmental businesses.

We look at the options for those wanting to invest in renewable energy or environmental businesses.

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Popular investment guides

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What is an investment platform?

Find out how to invest in shares and investment funds using an investment platform or fund supermarket. We explain how they work and how to choose which one might work best for you.

Find out how to invest in shares & investment funds using an investment platform. We explain how they work and how to choose which one might work best for you.

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How to invest with a real estate investment trust (REIT)

A REIT is a property investment firm that in the UK is listed on a stock exchange. The purpose of a REIT is to generate a profit from its property portfolios and generate a return for its shareholders or investors.

A REIT is a property investment firm that in the UK is listed on a stock exchange.

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Investing in renewable energy and environmental companies

As the Government looks to use wind to generate electricity for every UK home by 2030, we look at the options for those wanting to invest in renewable energy or environmental businesses.

We look at the options for those wanting to invest in renewable energy or environmental businesses.

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Endowment policies explained

An endowment policy is an investment product bought from a life assurance company. You make regular contributions to your endowment policy and then at the end of a set term you will be paid a lump sum.

An endowment policy is an investment product bought from a life assurance company. You make regular contributions to your endowment policy and then at the end o

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A guide to venture capital trusts

A venture capital trust is a UK- listed company (a UK firm that is listed on the London Stock Exchange) that invests in smaller firms that are not quoted on a recognised stock exchange. Find out more about how these work.

A venture capital trust is a UK- listed company (a UK firm that is listed on the London Stock Exchange) that invests in smaller firms that are not quoted on a r

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Investing for children – Stocks & Shares Junior ISA or Offshore Bond in a Discretionary Gift Trust

Looking for the potential of a better return than cash to build a savings pot for a child or grandchild to help with university fees or to give them a head start in early adulthood? This guide explains the options that could be available.

Looking for the potential of a better return than cash to build a savings pot for a child or grandchild?This guide explains the options that could be available.

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How does investing with robo-advice work?

How does investing with robo-advice work or should you manage your onw investments or speak to a financial adviser?

How does investing with robo-advice work or should you manage your onw investments or speak to a financial adviser?

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A comprehensive guide to inheritance tax

Knowing what to do with an inheritance is vital if you want to make the most if it - find out more in our guide to managing money form an inheritance.

Knowing what to do with an inheritance is vital if you want to make the most if it - find out more in our guide to managing money form an inheritance.

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