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Sarah Moore

Sarah is MoneyWeek's investment editor. She graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA in English and History, before going on to complete a graduate diploma in law at the College of Law in Guildford. She joined MoneyWeek in 2014 and writes on funds, personal finance, pensions and property.

How to duck the higher rate of stamp duty
Stamp duty

How to duck the higher rate of stamp duty

The higher rate of stamp duty on second properties comes with several exceptions, says Sarah Moore. Here's what they are.
10 Jul 2019
Custodian: this Reit will look after your cash
Share tips

Custodian: this Reit will look after your cash

Custodian Reit has been grappling with retail turmoil, but that is only a small part of the picture.
3 Jul 2019
How to dodge phishing scams and push payment fraud
Personal finance

How to dodge phishing scams and push payment fraud

Phishing and push payment fraud are two of the most common financial scams. Here's show to protect yourself.
2 Jul 2019
Beware the nasty surprises in travel-insurance small print
Personal finance

Beware the nasty surprises in travel-insurance small print

Look out for the devil in the detail of your travel insurance policy to make sure you're fully covered.
25 Jun 2019
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Berlin targets big landlords with rent freeze
Property

Berlin targets big landlords with rent freeze

Shares in German landlord Deutsche Wohnen have fallen by almost a fifth in two weeks following news that Berlin’s senate has approved a draft bill for…
24 Jun 2019
Arcadia limps on after CVAs approved
Property

Arcadia limps on after CVAs approved

Philip Green’s retail group Arcadia was granted a stay of execution last week as creditors voted to approve seven company voluntary arrangements.
21 Jun 2019
Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England
Property

Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England

The move sounds positive for tenants, but the cost will be passed on, says Sarah Moore.
14 Jun 2019
Personal finance apps for your smartphone
Personal finance

Personal finance apps for your smartphone

Personal finance apps for your smartphone can be a very useful tool for tracking your expenditure.
11 Jun 2019
Britain’s top trusts: the best sources of reliable income
Funds

Britain’s top trusts: the best sources of reliable income

Dividends are crucial to healthy long-term returns, so no portfolio should be without investment trusts offering dependable and consistent payouts. Sa…
6 Jun 2019
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What to know when picking a mortgage broker
Personal finance

What to know when picking a mortgage broker

When picking a mortgage broker, it’s important to know the different types, and how much you should expect to pay.
4 Jun 2019
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Woodford’s woes compound as Woodford Equity Income is suspended
Funds

Woodford’s woes compound as Woodford Equity Income is suspended

Troubled fund manager Neil Woodford has suspended dealing in his Woodford Equity Income fund “with immediate effect” after a torrid few years.
3 Jun 2019
New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m
Property

New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m

The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings ag…
3 Jun 2019
Foxtons continues to struggle
Features

Foxtons continues to struggle

Foxtons, the estate agent, is having a terrible time of it – investors should steer clear.
31 May 2019
WeWork launches subsidiary that will own its properties
Property

WeWork launches subsidiary that will own its properties

WeWork, the shared office-space provider, is set to become its own landlord with the launch of its subsidiary, Ark.
29 May 2019
Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords
Property

Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords

The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few y…
29 May 2019
Equity release: handle with care
Equity release

Equity release: handle with care

Make sure you are getting the right equity release product and are choosing from all the available options.
28 May 2019
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Does owning an electric car make financial sense?
Personal finance

Does owning an electric car make financial sense?

The idea of owning an electric car seems appealing. But what are the financial practicalities of buying and running one?
23 May 2019
Buying in to build-to-rent
Property

Buying in to build-to-rent

As corporate landlords tap into healthy demand for rented property in the UK, Sarah Moore outlines how to profit from build-to-rent.
22 May 2019
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Find profits in storage units
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Find profits in storage units

Storage unit providers are taking good advantage of people’s reluctance to throw anything away. You can too.
15 May 2019
How to make a complaint about your financial services provider
Personal finance

How to make a complaint about your financial services provider

If you're making a complaint against a financial services provider, you’ll get further if you follow these three steps.
14 May 2019
Will retail property hurt your Reit?
Property

Will retail property hurt your Reit?

Struggling department stores could be bad news for your property investments, says Sarah Moore.
8 May 2019
Hargreaves Lansdown’s one-stop savings shop
Savings

Hargreaves Lansdown’s one-stop savings shop

Should you sign up to Active Savings, Hargreaves Lansdown’s new product aimed at “time-poor” savers?
7 May 2019
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Housebuilders sign up to government leasehold pledge
Property

Housebuilders sign up to government leasehold pledge

Housebuilders have signed up to a pledge that commits them to doing away with onerous ground-rent clauses within leasehold agreements.
30 Apr 2019
The best debit and credit cards to use on holiday abroad
Features

The best debit and credit cards to use on holiday abroad

Sarah Moore picks the best credit and debit cards to use for your holiday cash.
30 Apr 2019
Goldman bets on prefab homes
Property

Goldman bets on prefab homes

Investment bank Goldman Sachs is putting its money into prefabricated houses And where investment banks go, others tend to follow.
24 Apr 2019
It’s time to look beyond London property
Property

It’s time to look beyond London property

Central London has defied the gloomsters, but the regions look more buoyant for now.
16 Apr 2019
The drugs don’t work: stopping the spread of the superbugs
Biotech stocks

The drugs don’t work: stopping the spread of the superbugs

Antibiotic resistance could turn medical inconveniences into death sentences and become a bigger killer than cancer. Governments and pharmaceutical co…
11 Apr 2019
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Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun
Property

Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun

Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.
10 Apr 2019
Aston Martin Rapide AMR: new tricks from an old dog
Features

Aston Martin Rapide AMR: new tricks from an old dog

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR will take your breath away.
5 Apr 2019
Why you shouldn't pay full-price for a shoddy new-build house
Property

Why you shouldn't pay full-price for a shoddy new-build house

Housebuilder Persimmon is to allow buyers to hold back some of the purchase price of their new-build home until problems are resolved. It's a start, b…
3 Apr 2019
Porsche updates its iconic 911
Art

Porsche updates its iconic 911

The Porsche 911 is as exciting as it ever was and the drop-top version is ideal for the summer. Sarah Moore reports.
29 Mar 2019
Evoque: the new baby Range Rover
Art

Evoque: the new baby Range Rover

The birth of the new Range Rover Evoque has been a success. A lot is riding on this heir to the old car’s crown.
22 Mar 2019
Off-plan property investments fail to pay off
Property

Off-plan property investments fail to pay off

Overseas investors who put down deposits as high as 80% on property developments have been left struggling to get their money back when the buildings …
20 Mar 2019
Should you get your child a Jisa?
Isas

Should you get your child a Jisa?

If you have any money left over once you’ve used up your tax-free allowances, you could consider a junior Isa for your children. But keep an eye on no…
15 Mar 2019
Shares Isas: protect your assets from the taxman
Savings

Shares Isas: protect your assets from the taxman

Escape capital-gains and dividend taxes on investments ranging from stocks to corporate bonds with a shares Isa. Here’s how to find one that suits you…
15 Mar 2019
Jeep Wrangler: a fun go-anywhere plaything
Art

Jeep Wrangler: a fun go-anywhere plaything

The classic Jeep Wrangler still looks great. Now it’s great to drive on ordinary roads, too.
15 Mar 2019
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