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.


Pensions freeze is a slap in the face for GE employees

Bad news for workers at General Electric (GE). The company will be freezing retirement benefits for 20,000 employees in order to cut billions from its pension deficit and debt pile.

How the government's Pension Protection Fund works

The Pension Protection Fund deals with defined-benefit schemes when an employer goes bust. David Prosser explains how it works.

Why you should write a will – and how to do it for free

Most of us haven’t written one. But it’s crucial that you leave your financial affairs in order when you die.

The unpleasant but necessary business of planning for your death

Death comes with an awful lot of admin, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And if you don’t plan it right, it can come with an awful lot of expense, too. Here’s how to smooth your passage – in financial term, at least.

What to do if Thomas Cook has left you stranded

The Thomas Cook collapse has sparked the largest repatriation of British citizens since World War II. Here’s what you need to know.

Beware the pension consolidation trap

Financial advisers and pension providers routinely tell savers to consolidate their disparate pension pots into a single plan. But it isn’t the no-brainer it may seem.

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