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.


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?

Pension savings shortfall among the self employed

Almost two-thirds of self-employed people currently have no pension savings, while more than a quarter aren’t making any savings at all

How to buy your own racehorse

The best way to buy a racehorse is to join a syndicate or racing club and buy a stake in your own racehorse, says Emma Lunn. But do it for the love of it, not the profits.

The appeal of a private bank

Private banks have long been surrounded by an air of prestige. But is the service they provides worth the extra cost?

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.

What to do when you hit the pensions cap

High earners running up against pension caps should do their sums, says David Prosser.

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