Personal finance

Push for profits

Invest with the activists to earn higher returns, says Matthew Partridge

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa or pension, there are several investment platforms or online brokers to choose from, all offering different fee structures to suit varying individual investing habits.

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.

Should you pass up on car scrappage schemes?

Numerous dealerships are offering car scrappage schemes, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Ruth Jackson finds out.

How to evict unwanted tenants

Evicting problem tenants can be a tricky business. Emma Lunn explains how landlords can go about it in the most straightforward way.

Cashback: how to make money when you’re shopping

If you make the most of cashback sites when shopping, you could save hundreds of pounds a year, says Ruth Jackson.

A poor deal for deferred pension scheme members

Some five million deferred members of company pension schemes are missing out on valuable opportunities to make the most of their savings because of poor communications from their former employers.

A curate’s egg for pensions

Good news and bad for pension savers. The size of the average pension fund in the UK has risen considerably, but many people will be disappointed by the income that their pot can secure.

Government's new childcare system faces teething problems

The government’s “Childcare Choices” website, launched in April, which parents need to use to register for two key childcare schemes, has been riddled with problems, leaving thousands of parents out of pocket.

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