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Choosing the right investment platform for you

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investing platforms to choose from.

Also known as fund supermarkets, they all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.

Compare broker prices and services here.


The top current accounts for interest

For the first time in years, savers can now get the better of inflation. Here’s a round-up of the current accounts offering the best rates.

The best credit cards for cashback

If you’re looking for a credit card that gives you cash back on your spending, here are the best deals around at the moment.


How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.


The pensions playground

The many changes to pensions over the years just shows how experimental they are for politicians, says John Stepek.

A handy way to dodge inheritance tax

Thanks to changes in the pensions rules, you’ll soon be able to pass your pension fund directly to your heirs. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Was I wrong about pensions?

A pension is as safe a place as any to store your wealth, says Bengt Saelensminde. And it comes with some very attractive tax advantages.

What new pension rules mean for you

From April next year, you’ll be able to pass on your personal pension to your next of kin. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

Nine reasons you’d be mad not to have a pension

George Osborne’s latest pension reforms mean it really does pay to save for your retirement. Bengt Saelensminde outlines some of the main benefits.

Dodgy IFAs are the tip of an iceberg

Anyone who thinks the financial services industry is beyond reproach isn’t looking very hard, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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