Investor Views: Why I’ve Switched from Bitcoin to Banking Shares

Student investor Kieran West has shifted his investment strategy to income-focused investments after dabbling in cryptocurrencies

Emma Simon 26 June, 2019 | 11:42AM
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While most students will see money from part-time jobs and student loans disappear on rent, books and going out, 21-year-old Keieran West uses some of these funds to invest in his Lifetime Isa (Lisa).

Kieran is studying at university and also has a part-time job working in a pharmacy. But the student opened the account to help him save for his first home. Investors who are under 40 can put up to £4,000 a year in a Lifetime Isa, and the government will pay a 25% top-up on contributions made during that tax year.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for