Personal finance

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.

Workplace pensions need to be much easier to understand

Pension providers need to make things much clearer for the people whose money they’re looking after, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A lifestyle problem for retirement savers

Savers could be missing out on investment growth that would boost their retirement income, says David Prosser.

Britain’s most lenient lender

Mum and dad are among the most generous lenders in Britain, says Ruth Jackson. But parents should be careful.

Buy-to-let empires face a regulatory revolt

From the end of this month, lenders will have to take a more stringent approach to buy-to-let mortgage applications from landlords. Emma Lunn explains.

Should you pass up on car scrappage schemes?

Numerous dealerships are offering car scrappage schemes, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Ruth Jackson finds out.

How to evict unwanted tenants

Evicting problem tenants can be a tricky business. Emma Lunn explains how landlords can go about it in the most straightforward way.

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