How do I buy an investment I don't hold?

If you want to buy an investment that you don't already hold then you can use the Search panel in the Buy, Sell Switch screen. This can be useful if you know what you want to buy. If however you're not sure, then we have some tools that can help you decide.

Find a ready-made solution

Use our PathFinder planning tool to select a ready-made, diversified fund based on your preferred risk level in just three steps.


Get expert guidance

Choose from a list of top-rated funds hand-picked by our investment experts.

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Build your own portfolio

Explore our full range of investment options to find, filter and select your own combination of investments.

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Note that these guidance tools are not a personal recommendation in respect of a particular investment, and if you need additional help, please speak to a financial adviser. You should also regularly reassess the suitability of your investments to ensure they continue to meet your attitude to risk and investment goals.

Once you have found the investment you want to buy, hit 'Deal', or if you're using Pathfinder, 'Buy this fund'.

If you're not logged in then you will be prompted to do so, and then be taken to the Buy screen where you can tell us how much you would like to invest.


Still need help? Our How-to guides can help take you through the task you're trying to complete.

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