Personal finance

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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.


Cutting the cost of saving

Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.

The thorny electoral problem of “the rich”

Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

When bad news on pensions is cheering

Defined-benefit pension schemes won’t have to be paying out for quite as long as previously thought. David Prosser explains.

How to slash the cost of changing currencies

It can seem like the banks have a monopoly on foreign exchange – but there are far cheaper ways to send money abroad or buy holiday cash, says Emma Lunn.

Are you paying too much tax?

Ruth Jackson explains why it is important to make sure the tax man has you on the right tax code.

Don’t ignore the niche savings providers

A new tribe of savings providers have thrown down the gauntlet to more established players in the market with a raft of eye-catching fixed interest rates.

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