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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.

New to investing?

Read our 5 step guide to understand if you think you might be ready to start investing.

  • Understand why some people choose to invest
  • See what the different types of investment options are and how they could work for you.

Investing for beginners

Boost Your Skills

Learn about investing with over 20 easy to read articles to help you on your investment journey.

  • New to investing or want to develop your skills?
    Read our bite sized articles to help you understand the investment basics.
  • Quiz – Take our interactive quiz if you’re not sure where to start.

Find out more

Risk explained

Understanding risk is key to becoming an informed investor. Learn what risk is and the different types by reading the article below.

Understanding risk – What it is, the different types and how you can spread your risk

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, 12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.

Important share dealing information