Personal finance

Charity and the tax man

Many of us give to good causes close to our heart, but your gift can go much further. Marc Shoffman looks at some of the best ways for investors to [...]

The golden age of television

Matthew Partridge picks the stocks to watch

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.


Can bots take the pain out of mortgages?

Finding a suitable mortgage can be tough, says Ben Judge. Will new online broker services make life easier for house hunters?

The state pension drifts further away

Millions of Britons born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait up to a year longer than expected to claim their state pension benefits.

How to handle student debt

While a hefty student debt can be cause for concern, it’s important to remember it is a debt unlike any other, says Ruth Jackson.

How can you take equity out of your home?

Many homeowners will have a substantial amount of equity in their house as a result of soaring property prices. It may be possible to borrow against this, says Emma Lunn – although caution is needed.

Pensions victory for same-sex couples

A Supreme Court victory for a retired businessman who argued that the UK’s pensions legislation discriminated against same-sex couples paves the way for thousands of gay couples to claim improved retirement benefits.

Savers opt for pensions freedom

Almost a third of savers using income-drawdown plans to access their pension take no financial advice before doing so, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.

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