Personal finance

How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers
PCR testing at an airport in Mexico
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
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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
10 ways to make your retirement as simple and successful as possible
Retired couple with laptop
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10 ways to make your retirement as simple and successful as possible

All the expert help you need to make your retirement comfortable
7 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
Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?
Insurance

Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?

Most travel insurance offers limited protection for holidaymakers, so if you’re planning a holiday, make sure your policy covers everything you need..
21 May 2021
“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice
Inheritance tax

“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is urging its members to increase their inheritance taxes. Saloni Sardana looks at what the …
18 May 2021
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How to make sure you don't fall for the latest parcel-fee scam
Personal finance

How to make sure you don't fall for the latest parcel-fee scam

Plausible texts demanding extra postage fees on phantom parcels are a pernicious ploy. Here's how to make sure you don't fall for them.
18 May 2021
How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?
Bitcoin & crypto

How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?

Many investors in cryptocurrencies have made big gains. But once you take profits – or even buy one cryptocurrency with another – you could be liable…
18 May 2021
Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate
Pensions

Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate

Pensions can help you minimise your family’s potential inheritance-tax bill. David Prosser explains how.
12 May 2021
Inheritance tax planning: the rules around gifting
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax planning: the rules around gifting

There are plenty of legal ways to minimise an inheritance tax bill. Perhaps the simplest is to give away assets to reduce the size of your estate. Dav…
11 May 2021
Could you end up paying inheritance tax on your family home?
Inheritance tax

Could you end up paying inheritance tax on your family home?

The value of the average UK home has risen by 53% since April 2009, but the inheritance tax threshold has remained static. And that means more people …
7 May 2021
Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages
Mortgages

Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages

The government has rolled out a new state-backed 95% loan-to-value mortgage scheme. But there are several drawbacks.
7 May 2021
Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation
Personal finance

Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation

If all executors and beneficiaries of a deceased’s will agree, they can change who benefits. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how.
2 May 2021
Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?

The number of people who actually pay inheritance tax is very small. But more and more estates are set to be dragged into its net, says David Prosser.…
30 Apr 2021
Equity release: should you take money out of your home?
Equity release

Equity release: should you take money out of your home?

Tapping your home for cash via equity release has never been cheaper or easier. But there are pitfalls – so is it right for you?
28 Apr 2021
FOMO versus fundamentals
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FOMO versus fundamentals

We're living in a time of great emotional, social and economic upheaval – is this driving our investment decisions?
21 Apr 2021
Should you join in on the dash for digital banks?
Bank accounts

Should you join in on the dash for digital banks?

App-based financial-services providers are proving efficient and popular
21 Apr 2021
Does part of the £50bn lying forgotten in dormant accounts belong to you?
Personal finance

Does part of the £50bn lying forgotten in dormant accounts belong to you?

Around £50bn of our money is just sitting in dormant bank, savings and pension accounts. Make sure none of it's yours, says Ruth Jackson Kirby.
20 Apr 2021
What’s in Biden’s global corporation tax proposals?
Global Economy

What’s in Biden’s global corporation tax proposals?

US president Joe Biden’s administration recently proposed a universal model for taxing global companies. Saloni Sardana looks at what's involved.
13 Apr 2021
How to navigate the child-benefit maze
Personal finance

How to navigate the child-benefit maze

The child benefit system is infernally complicated and rife with potential pitfalls.
13 Apr 2021
The minimum pension withdrawal age is set to rise – don’t get caught short
Pensions

The minimum pension withdrawal age is set to rise – don’t get caught short

From April 2028, the earliest age at which you can take money from your pension savings will rise to 57. It's vital that you understand the detail of …
13 Apr 2021