If you think about the word "investors", what do you picture? Chances are it will be male, right? The word conjures up images of Wall Street and London Stock Exchange, lots of suits, and a male-dominated environment. The image of the current investment industry can be a bit daunting for many women.
Why do less women in the UK invest their money than men? The statistics prove that women in the UK are less likely to make investments than men. Just 21% of women currently hold an investment, as opposed to 35% of men and 52% of women in the UK say they have never held an investment.
During this year’s Good Money Week (29th Sept – 5th Oct) Ethex, the leading online impact investing platform, has set out three recommendations for the financial services industry to help encourage more women to invest.