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If you sign up for a Crest Account then the broker will hold the share certificates on your behalf and any dividends will be paid into your account. If you sign up for a nominee account then you are not paid any dividends. Clearly a Crest Account is more advantageous.

Investing in a Fund
Perhaps you are a little wary of investing directly in a company and would rather entrust an expert to make the stock picking decisions. Fund Managers are responsible for millions of pounds of investor's money and invest in a number of shares within the fund. You can invest in a tracker fund that tracks, for example, the FTSE 100 or a particular sector.



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