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Alternative Ways to Invest Your Income

February 7, 2016

It’s safe to say that improving your personal finance and corporate finance prospects doesn’t always come without risk. As the nation celebrates its sixth year of historically low interest rates, now is a better time than ever to look into alternative ways to invest your hard earned income. Equities, bonds and cash have traditionally been favoured by those wishing to improve their financial future but casting your eye outside of the usual investment routes may be your ticket to a healthy return and a steady income.

Infrastructure and property funds

With the property market booming nationwide, investing in real assets may be the ideal way for you to generate a consistent income return. There are a growing number of infrastructure and property funds accessible, each of which allow individuals to invest across a selection of projects with varying completion dates. Whilst costs are high initially, the fact that infrastructure contracts are overseen by the government makes them a long term investment with minimal risk.

European equity provisions

Considering investment outside of the UK may seem unreliable, but following the recession tighter financial controls make European equity funds, and their yields, even more unswerving. In addition to providing a diverse range of investment opportunities across multiple markets, European equity income funds often go hand-in-hand with high earnings and relatively low costs.

Global dividend opportunities

With the right financial advice going global with your investment is easier and more profitable than ever. Like European equity provisions, global funds deliver opportunities across multiple markets, giving you the flexibility that isn’t always available in your home market.

Remember whichever route you opt for, our Derbyshire financial advice specialists are on hand to advise on investment and insurance options.

*This article does not constitute financial advice. Slater financial strongly advises you to seek professional advice before making any financial decisions.*