Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, claims he doesn’t understand pensions. But despite what everyone thinks, says Merryn Somerset Webb, they’re not complicated at all.
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.
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.
Some easy-access accounts let you earn a bit of a return on cash without having to jump through too many hoops. Sarah Moore looks at the best deals.
In March’s Budget, George Osborne announced the introduction of two new £1,000 tax-free allowances for “micro-entrepreneurs”.
The government is considering indexing final-salary pension schemes to the lower-rate CPI. There’s just one catch, says Natalie Stanton.
Equity-release products have a mixed reputation, and can offer poor value, says Sarah Moore. So, it’s important to think carefully before making a decision.
In today’s low-interest-rate world, knowing how much pension to draw down can be tricky, says Natalie Stanton.
If you’re organised enough to get foreign currency sorted out before you leave, there are ways to save a substantial amount, says Sarah Moore.