Personal finance

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.


The top current accounts for interest

For the first time in years, savers can now get the better of inflation. Here’s a round-up of the current accounts offering the best rates.

The best credit cards for cashback

If you’re looking for a credit card that gives you cash back on your spending, here are the best deals around at the moment.


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.


Inheritance tax: Turning a dream into hard cash

George Osborne has come up with some clever ways to hobble inheritance tax, says Merryn Somserset Webb.

Rip-off credit schemes should be as unacceptable as drink-driving

Ripping off people with expensive credit schemes should attract the same sort of shame and disdain as driving home from the pub after a few drinks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

How to get your kids into public school

If you think you can’t afford private school, think again, says Merryn Somerset Webb. In fact, with the number of bursaries available, the poorer you are, the better your chances.

Higher interest rates are coming – it’s time to fix your mortgage

The Bank of England has made it clear that interest rates will rise in 2015. So if you own a home, or plan to buy one, fix your mortgage now.

Osborne’s vote-winner: stamp duty changes

Stamp duty changes in the Autumn Statement haven’t made houses more affordable, says John Stepek. But it’ll go down well with voters.

Autumn Statement: Osborne overhauls stamp duty, Isas and pensions

Kam Patel examines the main points of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, in which he revamped stamp duty and made changes to Isas and pensions.

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