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.


Annuity shoppers: hold on for better rates

Annuity rates are already rising. But as David Prosser explains, shoppers shouldn’t jump in just yet.

Now’s the time to fix your mortgage

Interest rates are beginning to creep up again. Now’s the time to consider what mortgage you have, says Ruth Jackson.

New charges shock for family trusts

People who run family trusts are facing expensive new charges due to an international crackdown on financial crime and tax evasion.

Equifax hack hits UK users

Millions of British records were compromised in the hack of credit-rating agency, Equifax. Ruth Jackson explains how you can keep your data safe.

It pays to plan ahead for your old age

Should the worst happen, makes sure you put your legal arrangements in order, says Sarah Moore.

Britain's C-grade pension system

Low growth and an ageing population has seen to our pension system, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All the more reason, then, to plan for the future.

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