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.

Civil partnership ruling boosts pension rights

A Supreme Court ruling that it is unlawful for an opposite-sex couple to be barred from entering into a civil partnership could help many more people qualify for pension benefits.

University dons are getting a good pensions deal

Universities are converting from final-salary to defined-contribution pension schemes. Academics should be grateful, says Max King.

Don’t put off making a will

Drawing up your will might not be fun, but it’s the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out, says Ruth Jackson.

EIS: don’t buy just for the tax breaks

Don’t rush into an EIS for tax reasons, says David Prosser. Judge the underlying investments.

Small businesses can't dodge pensions auto-enrolment

Regulators turn the focus on employers looking to circumvent auto-enrolment and lock employees out of pensions.

The best cards to use for holiday spending

Instead of just sticking with your faithful bank card this summer, look into getting one that doesn’t add to your holiday bill, says Ruth Jackson.

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