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Direct Investing

Investments that you can select

The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise, and you may not get back the full amount you invest.


Making Investment decisions yourself can be a quick and cost effective way to widen your investment portfolio.

Whilst anyone is free to choose their own solution without advice, these options are best suited if you;

  • appreciate the importance of investing over the longer term – 5 years plus;
  • appreciate the relationship between risk and reward - the greater the risk the greater the potential for higher rewards or greater losses;
  • understand how to maximise your tax allowances.

Making an investment without taking advice may not be suitable if you:

  • are unsure of all of your financial options;

Research & Understanding is key

You can get up to speed with the basics before you make your decision by accessing our investment guides, here you can learn more about how investments could help you with your financial goals.

Consider advice

You may want to consider our advice service if you think this route isn’t right for you.

Learn more about our Financial Advice Service and how we can help with your overall financial planning.

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Protecting your money

With our account monitoring and online fraud protection promise, it's no wonder our customers voted us the UKs most trusted mainstream bank for 2013 .

Your eligible deposits with NatWest are protected up to a total of 75,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit protection scheme. Any deposits you hold above the 75,000 limit are not covered.

Further information is available here or visit www.fscs.org.uk .