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 to protect yourself when you hire a car

Hiring a car can be a stressful business, with many hidden costs and sharp practices. Merryn Somerset Webb has some advice to make it a little less fraught.

The hell of airport car hire, and how to make it better

Most people’s experience of airport car-hire isn’t a pleasant one, with long waits, hidden charges and a curious habit of not giving you the car you ordered. It needn’t be that bad, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Brexit: no deal, no pension

A no-deal Brexit could scupper pension payouts for retirees in Europe. Should you worry?

How to make the most of the 0.25% interest-rate rise

So the Bank of England has raised interest rates to a whopping 0.75%. Might as well make the most of it, says Ruth Jackson.

Keep your divorce civil but formal

It might be tempting to sort out the details of a divorce yourself. But mistakes and oversights could prove very costly.

Pensions and savings tax relief under attack

MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.

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