With-profits funds have returned with all the their old problems, says Merryn Somerset Webb. A gimmick-free managed fund is a better bet.
Also known as fund supermarkets, they all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.
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.
New-build houses in Britain are among the smallest in Europe. But that’s not the real problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Banks have started to offer borrowers longer-term mortgage deals. Matthew Partridge looks at the pros and cons of taking out a long-term, fixed contract.
Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the best ways to shelter your money from the taxman.
Following the Bank of England’s ‘forecasts’ is, at best, pointless, says Bengt Saelensminde. But it can also be very damaging to your wealth.
The Isa’s new incarnation, the Nisa, is a big improvement. Used wisely, it will shield even more of your money from the taxman. Ed Bowsher explains why and what you should put in it.
Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the pros and cons of the ‘New Isa’, the bigger, better version of the tax-efficient savings wrapper that most of us know and love.