first direct (TM) offer an online share dealing account and also has put together a simple suite of ISA wrapped funds for its customers that offer both 'medium' and 'higher' risk investments. These funds each invest in a diverse range of stocks and shares to help reduce risk - and the account is entirely online and could be linked to your first direct bank account !
Buy and sell shares online or by phone . No registration or annual fees. Comprehensive market and company analysis
The Funds firstdirect offer are:
HSBC FTSE All Share Index Fund
A fund that aims to match the performance of the UK stock market. It is classed within the medium (balanced) risk category (see risk ratings and yields for more information).
Invesco Perpetual UK Growth Fund
A fund that aims to achieve capital growth in the UK. It is classed within the medium (balanced) risk category (see risk ratings and yields for more information).
JPM Emerging Markets Fund
A fund that aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in the securities of companies quoted or trading in countries where there is an emerging market. It is classed within the higher (adventurous) risk category (see risk ratings and yields for more information).
Putting money to work
All three of the investment funds available aim for growth by putting your money where it can work for you. Depending on which fund you choose, your money will either be actively managed by experts or will track the markets.
An ISA is basically a way of reducing the amount of tax you pay on an investment. Currently, the maximum allowance is £7,200 a Tax Year, of which up to £3,600 can be in a cash ISA. Any returns within the ISA will then be tax efficient, which means you donít pay additional Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax on them. Bear in mind however the favourable tax status of ISAs may not be maintained in future. The value of tax advantages depends on individual circumstances. You may hold Funds or Stocks and Shares in a firstdirect ISA.
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Availability of first direct CFD accounts, derivatives trading facilities, futures, traded options should be checked at site together with current status of stock broking and share dealing services, private banking or wealth management, check at the first direct website or first direct by phone.
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