64% of British people think that technology would help them to start investing.
Here we share some of your thoughts on technology and show you some ways to let technology make managing your money that little bit easier.
I get technology. Anything that makes my life easier, I am all for it
Sian told us that as long as she had “that level of confidence to check in and see how things have been performing” she would be comfortable with investing through an app. Emma runs ante-natal classes where learning is made fun and visual – so why do traditional investment houses make it so “daunting!?”. Could tech make things easier to understand?
Although investments can seem stuffy and complex, the digital revolution has been at work here too. There are many new apps and services which have been designed for the less confident investor, and you might be surprised at the low minimum investment amounts and ease of getting started.
After spending the day filming with us, Matt told us, "I'm not averse to getting financial advice online – I already do all my banking on an app. My interest is piqued!"
Here are some ideas:
Holly's tip: "Many people put investing off because the decisions seem too big to make. Have a look at the new apps which allow you to round up loose change into a stocks and shares ISA for a very low-touch, easy entry point into the investing world. It might only be a fiver a week and it's a pain-free way to start."
Every year, BlackRock ask people from all over the world, including the UK, how they think and feel about their financial health.
This year, they went deeper than ever before to understand the connection between our financial health and well-being.
Conducted at a time of unique political, cultural and social upheaval, this edition of BlackRock’s Investor Pulse seeks to better understand how these forces affect financial health.
Visit BlackRock to learn more about Investor Pulse.