New to investing? Your guide through the maze

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If you are thinking about where to invest your Isa allowance and considering investing for the first time or switching your investment platform, there are dozens of options.

The Times Money Mentor, our sister website, carries out regular reviews and ratings with the investment research group Fairer Finance to help you to decide where to invest.

Be warned: investment platform charges can be difficult to interpret, making it hard to work out which platform will best suit your needs. If you are an investing novice, find a platform that allows you to put your money into a ready-made, diverse portfolio.

If you are more confident and want to be able to pick from a wide variety of investments, read on. This is designed to