There are many different asset-backed investments open to the individual investor. Each type has own specific risks, benefits and taxation treatment.
Investing money needs careful consideration and you need to be absolutely sure of the risks involved. This section provides generic information on different types of saving & investment. You should seek advice appropriate to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions.
There are various deposit-based investment vehicles available in the marketplace. Many customers will have money on deposit either with a bank or building society.
Under the so-called 'New ISA' (or NISA), Cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs have effectively been merged, with the overall combined limit in 2020/21 at £20,000, while several new ISA variants, offer savings "bonuses".
This at-a-glance guide is intended to give you a quick snapshot of a range of different investment vehicles available.