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.


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.

A big trim for master-trust pension schemes

More than one in four master-trust pension schemes – which look after the retirement savings of millions of savers – are set to close.

How to stay safe on holiday

Travel insurance is one of the few forms of cover you absolutely must have, says Ruth Jackson. But check policies carefully before signing up.

Make sure you're not getting stiffed by your mobile phone company

It’s not just the financial services industry that makes a habit of overcharging its customers. Mobile phone companies do it too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But you don’t have to stand for it.

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