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How to buy Bankers Investment Trust shares (BIT)

How you can invest in the Bankers Investment Trust on the NZX in just a few minutes.

The Bankers Investment Trust aims to achieve capital growth that exceeds the FTSE World Index and annual dividend growth that exceeds inflation. If you’d like to invest in The Bankers Investment Trust on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX), keep reading for step-by-step instructions.

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How to buy shares in The Bankers Investment Trust on the New Zealand Exchange

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  2. Open and fund your share trading account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for The Bankers Investment Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BIT. Research its history to confirm it’s a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Bankers Investment Trust reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market’s ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Bankers Investment Trust, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Bankers Investment Trust. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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The Bankers Investment Trust overview and background

Established in 1888, The Bankers Investment Trust invests in listed companies around the world. By investing across a range of asset classes and market cap sectors, this UK investment trust aims to achieve two long-term goals:

  • Capital growth in excess of the FTSE World Index
  • Annual dividend growth greater than inflation

At the end of 2020, the trust had total assets of over £1.47B under management.

Performance and company results

In January 2021, The Bankers Investment Trust Plc released its full-year report for the year ended 31 October 2020. Key results included in the report were:

  • Net asset value total return per share of 5.3% (compared to the FTSE World Index total return of 4.3%)
  • Share price total return increased by 8.1% (compared to 13.6% in 2019)
  • Average premium to net asset value of 0.3% (compared to an average discount of 1.5% in 2019)
  • A dividend increase of 3.1% to 21.54p per share (compared to 6% in 2019)
  • Forecast increase in current financial year dividend of approximately 0.5%

Key details

NameThe Bankers Investment Trust PlcIndustryAsset Management
Ticker symbolBITISINGB0000767003
TypeOrdinary sharesDate listed on NZX20 Feb 1995
End of financial yearOctoberIndependent directorJulian Chillingworth
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