Pensions & Investing
Guides and tools to help you get the best returns on your money
Tools & Calculators
Here, we cover all your investment questions and guide you through the many ways to invest your money. An investment – or investing – is a long way from putting your cash in a bank account where it sits to earn interest. Instead, you’re taking a risk with your money in the hope that you’ll make more than what you put in (a juicy profit), but there's the possibility you end up with less (a nasty loss). You can invest in almost anything, from the more mainstream: shares, bonds, funds, government bonds (gilts) and the UK property market, to the more exotic, such as: farmland, vintage cars, wine, fledgling technology firms, and art. For most, investing means putting money in the stock market, our Investment Guide for Beginners takes you through the process and explains how the stock market work.