How To Buy Lloyds Shares (LON:LLOY)

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To buy shares in Lloyds (LON:LLOY), you need a trading or share dealing account. Follow these three steps if you want to buy shares in Lloyds Bank:

  1. Open an investment account with a stock broker
  2. Deposit funds from your bank account or debit card
  3. Search for the symbol “LLOY” on the investment platform
  4. Enter the number of shares you want to buy
  5. Click buy and you will own shares in Lloyds and they will sit in your investment account

Different ways to buy Lloyds shares

  • GIA – a general investment account where tax is payable on Lloyds share price gains and dividends
  • Investment ISA – a stocks and shares ISA where profits and income from LLoyds dividends are tax-free
  • SIPP – a self-invested pension where you can buy Lloyds shares for your retirement. Profits are tax-free but you only get them at retirement age.
  • ETFs – these are exchange-traded funds that contain Lloyds shares. These are a good way to buy Lloyds shares are part of a diverse portfolio. A few examples which contain more that 4% in Lloyds shares are:
    • L&G Quality Equity Dividends ESG Exclusions UK UCITS ETF
    • iShares STOXX Europe 600 Banks UCITS ETF (DE)
    • iShares MSCI UK IMI ESG Leaders UCITS ETF GBP (Dist)
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