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Make investing a picnic

Many people are making the most of the longer days and warmer nights we’ve had recently with picnics, trips to the beach or just an evening walk. But today is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, marking the day we slowly start trudging toward winter and losing the extra hours of sunlight. In this article we take a look at the ways you can save time investing – so you can enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Time well spent

Investments are usually not at the top of most people’s to-do lists, especially in summer. The good news is that investing doesn’t need to take hours, leaving you more time to do the things you want. To save time investing, you could buy a Ready-made Portfolio, set up regular savings or even do both!

Buy a Ready-made Portfolio

Our research analysts will be spending the longest day of the year doing what they do best and making sure our Ready-made Portfolios contain the mix of investments that they believe can deliver the best returns for our clients. The team reviews the portfolios constantly to ensure they always reflect our latest investment views. All you need to do is choose the portfolio that suits you best and we’ll do the rest.

Pick a Ready-made Portfolio


Set up monthly savings

If you want to choose your own investments, but don’t want to spend your summer behind a computer screen, why not set up monthly savings? The money will come out of your bank account automatically every month so you don’t have to lift a finger! 

Simply pick a fund to invest in or make cash deposits. It’s an effortless way to start saving and only takes two minutes to set up. You can set up monthly savings by logging into your account or by calling us. Or if you're new to Bestinvest, you can do it when you open an account with us.

Log in Open an account


Speak to us

If you have any questions about our Ready-made Portfolios or setting up monthly savings, please get in touch on 020 7189 9999 or email We know your time is valuable, so we don’t have automated telephone menus – just friendly, UK-based staff.