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Time to
get investing
in the UK?

Important information: investing for longer increases the likelihood of positive returns. Over a period of five years or more, investments have the potential to give you a higher return compared to cash savings. But investments and their income can go down as well as up in value, so this is not guaranteed. This isn't personal advice – please ask for financial advice if you’re not sure which investments are right for you.

Why now's the time to consider investing in the UK

The UK’s home to some world-class companies, providing goods and services across the globe.

It’s a leading market for income. Investors are expected to take home nearly £90bn in dividends this year.

And we believe there’s a growth opportunity for investors. The UK market is undervalued and trading at a discount compared to other markets.

So now could be the time to get investing in the UK.

You can make the most of the investment opportunity the UK offers with our ideas below, but it’s vital to invest across different countries, as well as industries and companies. This can help you achieve a diversified portfolio.

Investments and any income from them will fall as well as rise in value, so you could get back less than you put in. This isn’t personal advice – please ask for financial advice if you’re not sure which investments are right for you.

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Let HL invest in the UK for you

HL Portfolio Building Blocks

HL portfolio building blocks

A convenient and diversified way to invest in the UK.

  • You’re comfortable making your own investment decisions and reviewing them over time
  • You want UK exposure in one investment you can add to your portfolio
  • You’ve decided you want to grow your investments over the long term or receive an income from your investments
  • You want your money managed by a team of external fund managers who’ve been hand-picked by HL experts

HL Select funds

HL Select funds

A group of funds focused on a small number of stocks with long-term growth potential.

  • You want a concentrated portfolio of companies the managers believe are both financially strong and deliver exceptional products or services
  • You’re comfortable with the increased risk of a smaller number of stocks
  • You’d prefer for investments to be managed by a team of experts, while you regularly review that they still suit your needs
  • You’d like visibility on every investment decision, through quarterly emails and the HL Select blog

This isn’t personal advice and building your own portfolio isn’t suitable for everyone. If you’re not sure an investment is right for you, ask about financial advice.

These funds are managed by our sister company, Hargreaves Lansdown Fund Management.

Before you get investing you should make sure that:

  • You've already built up cash savings for emergencies
  • You’re saving for a long-term goal and won’t need the money for at least five years
  • You want the chance to grow your money more than it might in cash savings
  • You’re comfortable with the additional risks of investing
  • You understand you could get back less than you invest and that income is variable and not guaranteed
How to invest in the UK

How to invest in the UK

To start investing, you’ll need to open an account.

There are different types of investment account available, and the right one for you will depend on your goals. Find out more about the most popular options with HL clients.

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Need to diversify your portfolio?

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