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.

Loyalty doesn’t always pay

You won’t save cash by sticking with the same firms year in, year out. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Shared ownership - Help to Buy’s poor relation

Shared ownership doesn’t get much media attention, but it has its fair share of problems.

Say no to smart meters

The government’s money-saving, energy-tracking revolution has turned into another costly damp squib, says Ruth Jackson.

Guaranteed annuity rates: a bonus not to be missed

Check your pension plan to see if you’re entitled to a guaranteed annuity rate, says David Prosser.

BA transfers staff pensions to L&G

Insurer Legal & General is to take on responsibility for paying the pensions of 22,000 members of the British Airways pension scheme.

Government ditches ethical pensions plan

Plans to make company pension schemes publish details of how they have taken members’ ethical views into account when investing their money have been scrapped.

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