Personal finance

Frightening times for fat cats

Why lower pay for bosses could be good for investors

  • What's best: value investing or growth investing?

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.

Credit-card perks set to shrink

Rewards offered by credit cards are won’t be as generous as before, but there are still some enticing deals, says Ruth Jackson.

Higher-rate taxpayers: start your own pensions austerity drive

Higher-rate taxpayers whose pension pots aren’t at the lifetime allowance should put every penny they can into their pension before the chancellor abolishes tax relief, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to avoid stamp duty

The new rules on stamp duty have muddied the waters. Sarah Moore explains what they mean, and how you can cut your tax bill.

Will you have enough to manage as you get older?

While many retirees are turning their backs on annuities, it is important to plan for the future, says David Prosser.

Simple steps to secure surfing

One in ten people fell victim to online fraud last year. Ruth Jackson explains how you can ensure you’re not one of them.

Will Philip Hammond sort out the rich’s pension problems?

People don’t think the rich have suffered under austerity. But they’ve been hit with plenty of stealth tax rises, says Merryn Somerset Webb – especially on their pensions.

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