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  • #1

    investment platform in the
    UK for private investors

  • £100bn

    under administration for
    over 1.2 million clients

  • 20

    secs - average call answer
    time Aug-Oct 2019

  • Voted "Expert of the Year"
    Headline Money Awards

  • #1

    investment platform in the
    UK for private investors

  • £100bn

    under administration for
    over 1.2 million clients

  • 20

    secs - average call answer
    time Aug-Oct 2019

  • Voted "Expert of the Year"
    Headline Money Awards

  • #1

    investment platform in the
    UK for private investors

  • £100bn

    under administration for
    over 1.2 million clients

  • 20

    secs - average call answer
    time Aug-Oct 2019

  • Voted "Expert of the Year"
    Headline Money Awards

Get started with investing Get started with investing

Get started with investing

Important information – Investments can go down as well as up in value, so you could get back less than you put in. The information on this page isn't advice – please ask us for advice if you’re not sure which investments are right for you. Tax rules can change and the benefits will depend on your circumstances.

Make this your year

Investing can sound mystifying at first. But it can be easier than you think.

By taking your first steps in 2020, you could give yourself a better chance of growing your money over the long term. The sooner you get started, the longer your investments have to help with your future plans.

By taking your next steps in 2020, you could give yourself a better chance of growing your money over the long term. The earlier you invest, the more time your investments have to help with your future plans.

Invest from just £25 per month

Watch our videos to get a head start

Just remember that unlike cash, which is guaranteed, investments can fall as well as rise in value, so you could get back less than you invest. The information in these videos isn’t personal advice – please ask us for advice if you’re not sure which investments are right for you.

Get to grips with the basics

First things first – what does investing your money involve?

See how investing money works, and why you might want to consider it as an option.

Get a handle on risk

Investing involves taking risks.

But how much risk is healthy? And what are the different types of risks involved with investing?

Watch this video to find out.

Past performance isn't a guide to the future. Before choosing an investment, please check you’re happy with the risks.

Get your head around the power of compounding

We're not keen on overcomplicating simple ideas with investment jargon.

'Compounding' might sound technical. But this video shows how simple it is, and how it could benefit you.

The figures shown in this video aren’t guaranteed. And they don’t take inflation or charges into account.

How to start investing in the stock market

Looking for more detail?

Read our step-by-step summary of how to make your first moves in the world of investing.

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Ready to take your first step?

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

Whether you're building a pension pot or just saving for the future, try our handy filter to find the one which suits you best.

Learn more about investing

Read more about investing rules of thumb, and how to manage behaviours to make the right decisions.

Should I save or invest?

If you're not sure whether you should be saving or investing your money, take a look at some of the key things to consider before you start.

How not to invest

Five instincts you'll want to act on, but shouldn't.

Diversification: why it pays to be smartly spread

See why diversification is such an important part of investing.

Learn more about investing

Read more about investing rules of thumb, and how to manage behaviours to make the right decisions.

Should I save or invest?

If you're not sure whether you should be saving or investing your money, take a look at some of the key things to consider before you start.

How not to invest

Five instincts you'll want to act on, but shouldn't.

Diversification: why it pays to be smartly spread

See why diversification is such an important part of investing.

I’ve found all my involvement with Hargreaves Lansdown to be superb. I actually think the whole platform works exceptionally well and I frankly wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the company to anybody.

MR HASTINGS, Devon

Awards

BEST INVESTMENT ISA 2019
The Personal Finance Awards


BEST ONLINE INVESTMENT PROVIDER 2019
Boring Money Consumer Investment Awards


BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE 2019
Boring Money Consumer Investment Awards

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