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.

Why we need an honest taxation policy

Our tax system has become complicated and bloated. Trimming it would make it easier to understand, and boost the economy.

Train delayed? Get your money back

Too few of us pursue compensation for train delays. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how to get some cash back.

Why I have decided to stump up for all the travel extras

Saving money while on holiday is all very well. But if you have the cash, paying for all the extras is definitely worth it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Why switching your pensions provider is so traumatic

Switching to another pensions provider is much harder than it should be. Here’s how to speed it up.

How to avoid the pension scammers

Savers lose £4bn a year to pension scammers. Keep a sharp lookout for their favourite ruses.

Freelance workers face IR35 tax trap

New IR35 tax rules governing “disguised employment” will hit firms and freelance workers.

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