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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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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 investment platforms work and what to think about before choosing one.

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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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5 steps to becoming a buy-to-let landlord

If you already have a mortgage on your property but wish to convert it to buy-to-let, it's important to speak to your mortgage lender. Read on to find out more.

If you already have a mortgage on your property but wish to convert it to buy-to-let, it's important to speak to your mortgage lender. Read on to find out more.

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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. Find out more about how they generate money for their investors in our guide.

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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.

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.

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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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What is a unit trust?

In this guide we’ve explained what unit trusts are and how they’re managed, and highlighted some of the best performing funds on the market.

In this guide we’ve explained what unit trusts are and how they’re managed, and highlighted some of the best performing funds on the market.

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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. Find out more about how they generate money for their investors in our 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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Managing your pension as a self-employed high earner

Saving for retirement can be challenging if you’re self-employed, but it’s important to build and manage wealth within your pension ready for retirement.

Saving for retirement can be challenging if you’re self-employed, but it’s important to build and manage wealth within your pension ready for retirement.

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Everything known so far about the UK ISA

As part of the 2024 Spring Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, unveiled plans for a new UK ISA, or 'British ISA'. Here's what we know so far.

As part of the 2024 Spring Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, unveiled plans for a new UK ISA, or 'British ISA'. Here's what we know so far.

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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 investment platforms work and what to think about before choosing one.

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How does capital gains tax work?

Find out everything you need to know about capital gains tax in our comprehensive guide from Kellands Hale, our preferred independing advice firm.

Find out everything you need to know about capital gains tax in our comprehensive guide from Kellands Hale, our preferred independing advice firm.

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Three benefits of starting a pension for your child or grandchild

In a world of rising costs, saving for retirement seems to be a difficult task for many young people

In a world of rising costs, saving for retirement seems to be a difficult task for many young people

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