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.

Doctors’ pension row spreads to other arms of the public sector

The crisis that has seen doctors refuse to take on extra shifts has spread to other public sector workers.

If you intend to retire later than originally planned, tell your pension provider

If you intend to retire later than you originally anticipated, make sure you share your plans with your pension provider, or you could miss out on valuable income.

How to cut the cost of private education

You needn’t be an oligarch or an aristocrat to get your child into a top fee-paying school. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how you may be able to get a private education on the cheap.

Labour’s plans for non-doms could prove costly for the UK

The Labour Party has said that in its first Budget it would abolish non-domiciled status. But non-doms do pay tax, and they do have a choice where they pay it. Scare them off, and they’ll pay it elsewhere, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

What next for claims management firms after the demise of PPI?

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the areas the claims management firms could turn their attention to now that PPI claims can no longer be made.

Are packaged bank accounts worth paying for?

Packaged bank accounts can be very convenient, but do your sums carefully to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

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