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Easy Equities: a simple, cheap and accessible investment platform

February 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in City Press, the 3rd of January 2015 edition One of the most difficult things about investing when one finally decides to venture into the world of shares and market movements is finding a platform that is beginner investor friendly. Often eager investors give up when they are faced with a trading or investing platform that is difficult to navigate and isn’t intuitive – you feel like you need a manual just to buy a handful of shares. Easy Equities [...]

Retail bonds and fixed deposit accounts: medium term investment vehicles worth looking at

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in City Press. You can find the original article here. For those who are looking to save for the medium term and don’t plan to touch the money for at least two years, the RSA Retail Savings Bond is an attractive option. Retail bonds have no fees such as admin costs or monthly account costs, and the interest rate returns are set above inflation, meaning the value of your money is not diminished over the investment period and capital is guaranteed. There are two [...]