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Choosing the right investment platform for you

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.

Compare broker prices and services here.


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.


Spend less on the wedding

Very few couples are able to cover the entire cost of their wedding on their own. Sarah Moore has three tips for cutting down the cost of the big day.

House fraud: how to protect your home

Instances of people having their homes stolen are increasing. Natalie Stanton explains how the scam works, and how you can stay safe.

Andy Haldane is wrong: pensions aren’t complicated

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.

State pension: crushed hopes for wronged retirees

The government has “no plans” to help women who stand to lose thousands of pounds because of increases to the state pension age, it announced last week.

Know the rules at the Bank of Mum and Dad

The “Bank of Mum and Dad” will help to finance a quarter of all mortgage transactions carried out this year. But parents and children need to be aware of the legal ins and outs, says Sarah Moore.

Should you switch to a long-term fixed mortgage?

With interest rates at historic lows, the idea of locking in a fixed mortgage rate may be appealing. Sarah Moore looks at some of the best on the market at the moment.

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