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Investing for beginners


This is a serious video about investing in the stock market. Crucially you will end up with realistic expectations.

My father was a stockbroker. The only thing that every annoyed him were banks. Currently their 'interest rates don't even cover inflation! Personally I have got very keen on 'tracker funds' which simply track the stock market and are very cheap and usually perform as well or better than investment managers or stockbrokers - who are seldom cheap! You will often end up with a London or large city based firm rather than one around Belfast let alone Rainbow Playgroup ! However this does not matter. I have seldom met my stockbrokers. This said have a look below for financial advisers and stockbrokers that we have found with County Antrim.

Good luck! 

Independent Financial Advisors IFAs

Platinum Financial Planning

157 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 3HX, UK – 028 9065 5305

Platinum financial sorted out our company pensions and life insurances. They also sorted out our Directors mortgages Jonathan always gives extremely helpful advice and works hard to ensure the best deals are had. Would highly recommend

The guys here at Platinum have a wealth of knowledge. They made it so stress free and easy to get our mortgage, life insurance, and sorting out pension matters for us. Highly recommend them

Newbridge Financial Planning

2 Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD, UK – 028 9073 5852

Gareth comes across as professional, trustworthy and an approachable financial adviser. At our meetings he takes the time to fully gauge my financial needs and I have confidence in him to make the correct choices for me. He gave clear and concise information on Life Insurance for my family and put me at ease with concerns or fears I had, we will continue to use his services in the future.

The Mortgage Clinic | Broker & Advisor

68-72 Newtownards Road, City East Business Centre, Belfast BT4 1GW, UK – 028 9560 9410

Helmut is very professional, getting our mortgage sorted. He also helped us a lot with some unexpected issue with our solicitor. Good service. recommend it. I chose Mortgage Clinic twice. Most recently porting my mortgage to our new house in Scotland. Everything went very well.

I put my total faith in Helmut and he did everything that he said he would. He said he would get me a mortgage and he did. He put me at ease. He did all the work. I 100% recommend The Mortgage Clinic. Thank you Helmut so much from the bottom of my heart!

Investment Companies - Business Angels

N.I. Property Solutions

284 Orby Dr, Belfast BT5 6BG, UK – 07745 146147

Fantastic company. They are excellent at helping you, if you need a fast sale of your property, or if you're having trouble getting your home sold. They offer free advice too... brilliant! A+

JMS Services

BT5 7PT County Antrim, 66 Ravenswood Park, Belfast BT5 7PT, UK – 07906 703646

Brilliant job, has really made the difference and stopped the surface water problem we were having. I asked for an update on the condition of the gutters as well, which I got. Thrilled with the service, very convenient and will use JMS next time.

Quick response for a quote for fixing and cleaning my guttering; and excellent value for money. My parents had recommended JMS to me, after years of having their windows cleaned, and other house maintenance work done by him. I would definitely recommend again

Property Buy NI

Castlereagh, Belfast BT5 5PT, UK – 07906 703646