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Barry O'Neill: Just how accessible are your investments? Time to find out

6 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

How accessible are your investments? The answer is that you probably won't know until until there's a stampede for the exit door.
Most people keep their short-term funding in the form of cash in the bank or building society because it's instantly available.
Provided you don't have more than the Financial Services Compensation Scheme limit of £85,000 per person with any single bank, you can regard your money as safe.
You would be excused for thinking otherwise in 2008, when the global financial crisis was in full swing.
Long queues formed outside branches of Northern Rock as we saw the...
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