The Motley Fool

Here are 2 UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to retire rich

The content of this article was relevant at the time of publishing. Circumstances change continuously and caution should therefore be exercised when relying upon any content contained within this article.

Graph Falling Down in Front Of United Kingdom Flag
Image source: Getty Images

After the recent stock market crash, many UK shares continue to trade at low valuations. As such, I think now could be the perfect time for investors to take advantage and buy a basket of cheap stocks for the long haul.

Today, I’m going to take a look at two shares I think are worth buying right now. 

5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50

Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… and with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.

But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be a daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.

Fortunately, The Motley Fool UK analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global upheaval…

We’re sharing the names in a special FREE investing report that you can download today. And if you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio.

Click here to claim your free copy now!

UK shares on offer 

Online stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) is one of the UK’s most successful companies. When it launched, the business revolutionised the online trading world, and it continues to be a leader in this field. 

Investors have flocked to the platform recently to take advantage of low valuations of UK shares. These new customers have helped Hargreaves pull through the coronavirus crisis.

Indeed, thanks to the increased demand for its services, Hargreaves is only expected to report a modest decline in profitability this year. 

The enlarged customer base may also help the group in the years ahead. Hargreaves makes money from trading revenue and account management fees. So with more customers using the platform, the company is likely to generate more earnings from trading and management fees. Management can reinvest this income back into the business to help attract even more customers.

This is the approach the business has used for the past six years. It’s worked exceptionally well. Net income is up nearly 100% since 2015. 

As the company continues to build on its success of the past few decades, I think it could be worth buying the stock as part of a diversified portfolio of UK shares. 


Another business I’ve got my eye on is Homeserve (LSE: HSV). This company has also reported dramatic growth over the past six years. Earnings have doubled since 2015.

Initial projections also suggest the group is on track for a solid performance in its current financial year. Analysts have pencilled in earnings growth 45% for Homeserve’s fiscal 2021. That’s extremely impressive considering the current economic environment. 

Homeserve is set to grow while other UK shares struggle because the business provides a relatively defensive service. 

The company offers a range of home services including plumbing and drainage, electrics, gas and oil central heating, and pest control. Demand for these sorts of services seems to have remained consistent throughout the coronavirus crisis. 

It also seems to me that the group has a long runway for growth ahead. The firm reported sales of just £1.1bn in its last financial year. The UK home services market alone is worth £6bn a year. Homeserve also has a small but growing US business. That market is worth a potential £80bn a year. 

Therefore, I think Homeserve has tremendous potential in the years ahead. If you’re looking for UK shares with enormous growth potential, I think it’s certainly worth taking a closer look at this rapidly growing enterprise. 

Is this little-known company the next ‘Monster’ IPO?

Right now, this ‘screaming BUY’ stock is trading at a steep discount from its IPO price, but it looks like the sky is the limit in the years ahead.

Because this North American company is the clear leader in its field which is estimated to be worth US$261 BILLION by 2025.

The Motley Fool UK analyst team has just published a comprehensive report that shows you exactly why we believe it has so much upside potential.

But I warn you, you’ll need to act quickly, given how fast this ‘Monster IPO’ is already moving.

Click here to see how you can get a copy of this report for yourself today

Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and Homeserve. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.

Our 6 'Best Buys Now' Shares

Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.

So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we're offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our 'no quibbles' 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.

Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.