Understanding Investing

Whether you’re new to investing or more experienced, it’s always good practice to keep learning. This is the perfect place to start.

It’s important to set time aside to learn more about investing. Read how you could potentially make your money work harder by managing your portfolio more effectively.

Please remember that the value of investments and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. There will normally be a charge for that advice.

Grow your know how

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Starting out

We've created a simple five-step guide to help you decide if investing works for you.


A beginners' guide

Boost your skills

We have a range of easy-to-read content to grow your confidence in investing.

Boost your skills
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What is a Stocks and Shares ISA?

Invest your money long term with tax-efficient benefits. Find out how it works, how much you can put away and how to transfer.

Stocks and Shares ISA
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Understanding risk

Discover what investment risk is and how understanding it could help you grow your investments over time.

Understanding risk
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What is an ETF?

Learn about ETFs and how they can help you start investing today.

ETF Academy

Important legal information

The Lloyds Bank Direct Investments Service is operated by Halifax Share Dealing Limited. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG. Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646. Halifax Share Dealing Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.

Important share dealing information