I want to buy some shares - I have £300 and thought it might be worthwhile rather than a bank and I am prepared to lose it if worst comes to worse. Im good with maths and have done a lot of live play matched betting so am confident with numbers etc.
But how do I actually do this i.e. buy shares? I was looking at Lloyds share prices (at 61p now) on yahoo and there is a link that says for £9.95 through a company called Hargreaves Lansdown they can provide the service and all i need is a debit card.
Is the above a good service? Does anyone have any advice on how to do it and also where to look for upto date share prices, and information?