Centrica (CNA) - All you need to know

Read our comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to Centrica shares. Learn everything you need to know to start investing today.
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Updated: Sep 13, 2022
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Ways to invest in Centrica

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The best and most popular method is by buying shares through an online stock broker. You can sign up, fund your account, and get started in just a few minutes. With any of the top stock brokers you can buy and sell shares easily, and many offer lots of useful beginner material to help you get started.

There are plenty of other options too. There are various funds and trusts that you can get that pool your money together with other investors and use it to hold shares in a wide range of companies. Or there are methods like CFDs, which are more suited to short term day traders. Learn more about all the different methods using the links below.

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What is Centrica?

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Centrica is a UK-based utility company, offering gas and electricity services for both residential and commercial customers. Centrica is best known as the holding company that owns British Gas, the largest energy company in Britain. Although it’s fallen on tough times recently, Centrica could still present an opportunity.

Before you start, familiarise yourself with the stock market and how it works. Centrica is a utility stock, and you can learn more about what that means and what other stocks are available in our guide to the different types of investments.

How to invest in Centrica

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The best way depends on what your goals are and how soon you want to see returns. There are methods where you are in control of everything, or you can delegate some of the responsibility to the professionals – in return for a fee. Below is a list of all the ways you can buy Centrica shares and you can follow the links to find more information.

Where can I buy Centrica shares now?

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