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Types of assets

There are many different types of assets you can invest in. This section of the site details the key ones and what they are.

Shares/Stocks/Equities

A share is an investment in a company. It is share in the fortunes (good or bad). Sometimes called an equity, it is literally a share in the business.


Bonds

A bond is a loan to a company or government. It is often for a set term. At the end of this term you will get back your loan provided that the company or government is still in business.

Property

Investment in property can take several forms. Like any asset class, it is important to be aware of the upside and the downside.

Cash ISAs

Find out about ISAs and how you can make the most of them.

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Types of assets

Do you know a share from a bond?
Is property a good investment?
What's wrong with holding cash?

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Why save in a pension?

Pensions have had some bad headlines over recent years but you shouldn't write them off. Find out why.

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