Personal finance

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Macron's victory means a new start for Europe, says Matthew Partridge

  • Will the Tories take us back to the seventies?
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.


Pension top-up limits put on hold

Government reforms that will limit the ability of many savers to take full advantage of the pensions freedom regime have been shelved because of the general election.

Give the poor a tax cut

Reducing the tax burden on the less well-off is a good way to boost economic growth, says Matthew Lynn.

Does it make sense to rent your car?

Car leasing, where you never actually own your car, may not be the best deal for you, Emma Lunn explains.

Election puts pensions tax relief at risk

The upcoming general election may spell the end for generous tax relief on contributions to private pension plans.

Fix your mortgage until after Brexit

With a two-year fixed mortgage – the most popular term – you could be shopping for a new mortgage just as the UK leaves the EU. It could be worth fixing your payments for longer, says Ruth Jackson.

Are employers ducking their responsibilities over defined-benefits schemes?

Firms may be using the insolvency system to renege on the pension promises they’ve made to members of defined-benefit pension schemes.

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