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Taking control of your finances can be daunting. We believe that everyone has the right to start investing. That's why we give you the tools and support to build your confidence to make the right calls.

Our research account is a great place to start, allowing you to track the performance of funds, shares and trusts you're interested in, and giving you access to our newsletters and discussion boards. 

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  • We bring you impartial, expert intelligence from our specialists and community. So you can make  better investment choices
  • We give you an award winning platform and service - with tools you can trust to help you become a better investor

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  • Track UK and international shares, funds, investments trusts and ETFs
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