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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 Oxford let alone Tree Hotel ! 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 Oxfordshire.

Good luck! 

Independent Financial Advisors IFAs

Herbert & Webster Ltd Independent Financial Advisers - IFA - Chartered

John Eccles House, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GP, UK – 01865 592214

Very happy to recommend. Kurt McSweeney is very professional and courteous, very pleased with the help and advice he provided.

Herbert & Webster delivered an excellent service in the most proffesional way. Kurt McScweeney guided me from start to finish to get the pension and ISA sorted for me and my family. He was very flexible with meeting locations, there was no problem to come over to my house, which saved me a lot of hassle. The whole process was explained and carried out in very transparent and clear way. With no doubts I can recommend Herbert & Webster services.

Cornerstone Financial Planning IFA

11 Minster Rd, Oxford OX4 1LX, UK – 01865 241199

Oxford Financial Planning

36 Besselsleigh Rd, Wootton, Oxford OX13 6DW, UK – 01865 736333

Charles Stanley

Willow Court, Minns Business Park, 7 West Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 0JB, UK – 01865 320000

Investment Companies - Business Angels

Property Frontiers

Robert Robinson Ave, Oxford OX4 4GP, UK – 01865 202700

Friendly and knowledgeable staff, I've invested with the team on multiple projects and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to friends and family.

The Ethical Property Company

The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1JE, UK – 01865 207810

Great social purpose business - the place to be if you want to help make the world a better place !

Great managed offices - highly recommended for local startups

Hutton Parker Property Management Ltd

61 St Clement's St, Oxford OX4 1AH, UK – 01865 728999

We lived in a flat run by Hutton Parker for three years. In this time, we were very impressed by the service we received. The office team are very friendly and always did their best to deal with any requests or issues immediately. Their contractors were extremely professional and respectful whenever in our property, in addition to being friendly. We've experienced several other lettings companies in Oxford and Hutton Parker are by far the best in terms of service: we only wish our current property was run by them!

We have rented a flat in Woodstock Road for 10 months of each of 4 years already and are very happy to be returning here again. Hutton Parker is a small family business, which maintains very friendly and helpful relations with tenants and landlords alike. Inspections are conducted in a very friendly way, with no intrusion at any other time, but prompt, supervised service from repairers when needed. The firm has a team of qualified repairers they can rely on. They also lend any additional good-quality household equipment we have needed from time to time.