Understanding investments

Why invest?

When you pay into a pension, your money is invested. This gives it more opportunity to grow than if you put it in a savings account, but remember, the value of your pension can go down as well as up and may be worth less than what was paid in.

This section explains more about how investments work and how you can choose between them.


Investments explained

Investing isn't as hard as you might think. Watch this animation for a simple explanation of investing and how it works.

Learn more about investing

Choosing investments

Have a look at the factors that play a part in choosing your investment options.

Choosing investment options

Review your investments

The money you pay into your pension is invested to give it the chance to grow. Understand how investments work and why they're important for your pension.

Get to grips with your investments