Advice

Why you should treat whole-life insurance policies with extreme caution
Man looking at a shrinking pile of coins
Personal finance

Why you should treat whole-life insurance policies with extreme caution

Whole-life insurance policies are often marketed to people in their 50s and over. But there are significant drawbacks and you could end up with nothin…
28 Jul 2021
Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business
High street banks
Small business

Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business

Britain’s booming alternative-finance sector is a boon for small businesses, says David Prosser.
27 Jul 2021
Regulator to clamp down on transfers out of final salary pension schemes
Pensions

Regulator to clamp down on transfers out of final salary pension schemes

The Financial Conduct Authority wants to make it harder for people to leave final-salary pension schemes.
21 Jul 2021
Why you should expect higher insurance premiums
Empty road
Insurance

Why you should expect higher insurance premiums

Car and home insurance will be more expensive once the country fully re-opens.
20 Jul 2021
how to build your own ultimate tracker fund
Gold bars
Investment strategy

how to build your own ultimate tracker fund

Efforts to build the “ultimate” tracker fund reveal how easy it is to over-complicate your asset allocation.
19 Jul 2021
Flexi Season tickets sow confusion for commuters
Personal finance

Flexi Season tickets sow confusion for commuters

The new rail Flexi Season tickets that aim to help people commute part time don’t live up to their name.
13 Jul 2021
Why you should consider deferring your state pension
Pensions

Why you should consider deferring your state pension

Deferring your state pension entitlement when you turn 66 still makes sense in some circumstances, says David Prosser.
6 Jul 2021
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An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU
Personal finance

An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU

EE will be the first network to bring back roaming charges for mobile phone users in Europe. It's unlikely to be the last.
2 Jul 2021
Wedding costs: how to cut the big bill for your big day
Personal finance

Wedding costs: how to cut the big bill for your big day

With so many weddings cancelled or delayed because of lockdowns, how do you recoup the costs?
29 Jun 2021
Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end
Small business

Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end

Government support schemes to bolster business through the pandemic are ending, despite the extended lockdown
25 Jun 2021
How flexible working could affect your pension
Pensions

How flexible working could affect your pension

Flexible working may have a permanent effect on how we save for retirement, says David Prosser.
23 Jun 2021
Are your company’s assets at risk from your creditors?
Small business

Are your company’s assets at risk from your creditors?

Loans with personal guarantees attached may now damage small companies, says David Prosser.
23 Jun 2021
Stop living in fear of the pensions lifetime allowance
Pensions

Stop living in fear of the pensions lifetime allowance

Breaching the lifetime allowance (LTA) for pension savings can be expensive. So how can you cut the cost?
22 Jun 2021
Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership
Art

Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows you to buy shares in assets such as stamps, paintings and music royalties, says David Stevenson.
21 Jun 2021
House-buyers rush to beat the end of the stamp-duty holiday
Property

House-buyers rush to beat the end of the stamp-duty holiday

House-buyers are rushing to complete on their properties by 30 June, the end of the stamp-duty holiday.
18 Jun 2021
Why it’s vital to keep an eye on your costs when investing
Investment strategy

Why it’s vital to keep an eye on your costs when investing

Costs are one of the few aspects of investing that you have control over. Be sure to use that to your advantage, says John Stepek.
14 Jun 2021
How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers
Personal finance

How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers

Covid-19 tests for those wishing to travel are a hassle and cost far more than on the continent.
14 Jun 2021
Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it
Investment strategy

Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it

UK investors are increasingly turning their attention to shares listed in the US and beyond. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at five common questions about t…
11 Jun 2021
Why it might be better to delay saving for your retirement
Pensions

Why it might be better to delay saving for your retirement

We are advised to put aside as much as we can as early as possible. But is that always sensible?
8 Jun 2021
How inflation shrinks your savings, and what to do about it
Savings

How inflation shrinks your savings, and what to do about it

It’s getting harder and harder to grow your money in real terms. Alex Rankine looks at the best savings accounts currently on offer.
7 Jun 2021
Why you shouldn't rush to remortgage your home
Mortgages

Why you shouldn't rush to remortgage your home

Bingeing on cheap debt now and remortgaging your home can get you into trouble in future, says Alex Rankine.
1 Jun 2021
Should you move your business to a four-day week?
Small business

Should you move your business to a four-day week?

Schemes to promote shorter working weeks could cause practical difficulties for businesses.
31 May 2021