Personal finance

Should you get your child a Jisa?

Child putting money in a piggy bank © Getty Images

If you have any money left over once you’ve used up your tax-free allowances, you could consider a junior Isa for your children. But keep an eye on normal children’s savings accounts too.

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.


Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.

Ways to pep up your pension returns

“Alternative” investments can be risky, but are worth considering if you want to increase your pension returns.

Watch out for sophisticated pension fraudsters

New laws aimed at cracking down on pension fraud have prompted scammers to move online, warns the Financial Conduct Authority.

Fat cats' pension payments provoke shareholder revolt

Huge pension payments to executives could trigger a wave of shareholder protests at some of Britain’s biggest companies this year.

Don’t get caught by the pensions cap

Breaching the lower annual-contribution allowance on your pension can trigger a nasty tax bill

Now is a good time to fix and forget your mortgage

It’s a good time to take out a long-term fixed-rate mortgage, but make sure you know what this entails.

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