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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.


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.


A hand up onto the property ladder

Matthew Partridge explains how parents can help their children buy their first property, and the the potential risks involved.

Fund managers need bringing back down to earth

Fund managers should remember that they are responsible for the finances not of financial advisers and pension funds, but of ordinary people.

Learn the moral of this banking horror story

Transferring money to someone else’s bank account by mistake is easily done, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it’s a lot harder to fix.

Higher property taxes will cool the housing market

Property taxes must rise regardless of who wins the next election. That will weigh on the housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You just have to look at London.

Do pension policies get more short-termist than this?

Letting savers migrate from final salary pension schemes to defined contribution schemes – where they can get their hands on the money early – is incredibly short-sighted, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Osborne’s pension revolution

Ed Bowsher looks at what the chancellor’s far-reaching pension reforms could mean for your retirement pot.

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