Lloyds (LLOY) - All you need to know

Read our comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to Lloyds shares. Learn everything you need to know to start investing today.
By: Charlie Hancox
Charlie Hancox
Charlie was a Financial Writer & News Reporter for Invezz from 2021-22. He covered commodities, cryptocurrencies, and breaking news.… read more.
Updated: Jan 31, 2022

Ways to invest in Lloyds

For the simplest way to invest, you can directly buy shares of Lloyds through an online stockbroker. This is a service that allows you to invest in stocks, commodities, forex and even cryptocurrencies. It is perhaps the most popular investment method, and it has garnered mainstream adoption due to ever-lower fees.

However, if you’re looking to find alternative investment options, you can choose a mutual fund that holds shares of Lloyds, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that holds Lloyds shares, or even use a contract for difference (CFD). The links below allow you to access individual pages which explain numerous different approaches to investing.

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What is Lloyds?

Lloyds Banking Group (commonly known as Lloyds) is a British banking and financial services provider serving more than 30 million customers. Founded as the Bank of Scotland in 1695, the company has taken on numerous different iterations since then, growing rapidly over the past two decades through a series of acquisitions. Lloyds employs 65,000 workers and reported revenue of £17.1 billion in its most recently completed fiscal year.

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How to invest in Lloyds

We have developed a list of different approaches for investing in Lloyds. Follow the links to our guides on each investing approach for more detailed information.

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Charlie Hancox
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