When asked about investing, many people may think of confusing conversations about accounts and rates, or men in suits pouring over spreadsheets for days at a time. Perhaps they think wherever it ends up, their money will be locked away for years, leaving them unable to benefit from it.  It all seems too intense, and too time consuming to even begin.

When asked about investing, many people may think of confusing conversations about accounts and rates, or men in suits pouring over spreadsheets for days at a time. Perhaps they think wherever it ends up, their money will be locked away for years, leaving them unable to benefit from it.  It all seems too intense, and too time consuming to even begin.

In today’s hectic world, we are all about instant gratification and speed. We often want things to be ready at our fingertips, maybe even before we have even thought about them. So of course, this image has not worked wonders for the investment world for the new generation. However, although it may not be there instantaneously, investing does not have to be the time-consuming chore some may have you believe.

In 2020, investing has a new look compared to its processes and forms of years gone by. If time is really the issue, you could always hire an adviser and if you’re looking for a hands-off approach, consider investing with a long term view. However, the advancements of digital platforms allow you to create investment plans at the touch of a few buttons, at home or on the go.

i-stock can be accessed on any device, and you can set up an account in a few clicks from as little as £50. From there, our experts manage your investments every day, and you can check in whenever you like. While it’s important to keep an eye on your portfolio, it’s not a necessity to check the market every day, meaning you still have all the hours in the day to enjoy whilst knowing your money is working for you. Nothing too time consuming about that.