Advice

Private pensions: act early to avoid a big inheritance tax bill
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Pensions

Private pensions: act early to avoid a big inheritance tax bill

Frozen inheritance-tax thresholds mean HMRC is taking ever more in death duties. But there are steps you can take to avoid it, says David Prosser.
18 May 2022
Calculate your personal inflation rate
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Personal finance

Calculate your personal inflation rate

This useful calculator lets you see the effect of price rises on your budget, to calculate your own personal inflation rate.
12 May 2022
How to find an angel investor for your business
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Small business

How to find an angel investor for your business

Make sure your start-up business has the right type of backer before signing a deal, says David Prosser.
11 May 2022
How to make your child a financial whizz
Young girl putting money into savings jars
Personal finance

How to make your child a financial whizz

Money skills aren’t always taught at school. You need to take matters into your own hands, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
11 May 2022
Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?
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Insurance

Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?

Veterinary costs are soaring, but many pet insurance policies provide a poor level of cover, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
27 Apr 2022
Cash Isas: there are still benefits be had – here are the best rates
Cash ISAs

Cash Isas: there are still benefits be had – here are the best rates

High inflation, low interest rates, declining tax benefits – has the cash Isa had its day? Perhaps not quite yet
29 Mar 2022
Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green
Savings

Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green

NS&I’s Green Savings Bond helps fund environmentally sound projects, but there are better eco-friendly options for your money, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby…
22 Mar 2022
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Top up your pension before the end of the tax year
Pensions

Top up your pension before the end of the tax year

David Prosser explains how to make sure you’ve made the best use of your pension contribution allowance before 5 April
22 Mar 2022
The best credit card for collecting air miles
Credit cards

The best credit card for collecting air miles

The Barclaycard Avios and Avios Plus are more widely accepted than Amex, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
15 Mar 2022
Pricing Armageddon: what should investors do faced with nuclear war?
Investment strategy

Pricing Armageddon: what should investors do faced with nuclear war?

The war in Ukraine has left investment analysts pondering how to put a price on existential risks.
11 Mar 2022
Five ways to use the psychology of investing to profit
Investment strategy

Five ways to use the psychology of investing to profit

Irrational emotions have a large impact on markets. In this extract from his new book, Matthew Partridge discusses how to curb your own flaws and tak…
11 Mar 2022
Split your money into pots with Zopa's new savings account
Savings

Split your money into pots with Zopa's new savings account

A new account from Zopa lets you tailor your savings to your needs by putting your money in separate pots. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how it works an…
9 Mar 2022
A new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor
Self invested personal pensions

A new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor

Savers with accounts of all sizes could benefit from lower fixed fees in this new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor.
8 Mar 2022
Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?
Mortgages

Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?

Early mortgage repayments could be a better way to save in a low interest-rate environment, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
2 Mar 2022
The best ways to hire staff in these uncertain times
Small business

The best ways to hire staff in these uncertain times

Taking on permanent staff for your business comes with risks, but there are alternatives says David Prosser.
28 Feb 2022
How to maximise your pension contributions
Pensions

How to maximise your pension contributions

Rolling forward your annual pension contribution allowances from past years can let you contribute more. David Prosser explains how.
23 Feb 2022
How to cut the cost of living
Personal finance

How to cut the cost of living

Rising energy prices, inflation and the National Insurance hike will put many household budgets under strain from April. Ruth Jackson has some ideas o…
22 Feb 2022
Get paid to switch your current account
Bank accounts

Get paid to switch your current account

Santander and NatWest are offering bonuses if you switch to their current accounts, but make sure you choose the right service.
16 Feb 2022
Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?
Small business

Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?

Adapting your business to accept cryptocurrency payments is simpler than you might imagine. But there a re a lot of things to consider first.
15 Feb 2022
How to keep your mortgage payments low as interest rates rise
Mortgages

How to keep your mortgage payments low as interest rates rise

Rising interest rates pose a threat to your mortgage, but it’s not all bad news. Here are some ways to secure a better rate.
11 Feb 2022
Hit the pensions lifetime allowance? Make sure you use your Isa
Pensions

Hit the pensions lifetime allowance? Make sure you use your Isa

Many savers are running into the pensions lifetime allowance. But don't forget that you can also use your Isa to save for your retirement – it has no…
9 Feb 2022