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.


How not to fall victim to cold-calling fraudsters

Anyone can be taken in by fraudsters promising the world. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how we can fight financial crime, and how to safely invest in unlisted companies.

Land value tax: the least-bad tax

Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.

Making a claim in the small claims court

Be aware of your right to take someone to the small claims court: it can protect you if you’re owed money.

Inheritance tax fears for pensions

A landmark court case could bring certain pensions under the inheritance tax umbrella.

Pensions are for your retirement, not for a rainy day

The point of saving into a pension is that you can’t get the money until you retire. The chancellor should resist the temptation to relax the rules on early access.

Here’s what to expect from today’s Budget

John Stepek gives a rundown on Philip Hammond’s Budget later today, and how it might affect your pocket.

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