Personal finance

How to buy your own racehorse

The best way to buy a racehorse is to join a syndicate or racing club and buy a stake in your own racehorse, says Emma Lunn. But do it for [...]
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.


Peer-to-peer: cutting out the middleman could cost you

There are a vast array of peer-to-peer lending sites. That’s why you need a company to help research and collate the ones that might suit you.

Treat family mortgages with care

There is a product for most situations, says Sarah Moore, but make sure you know what you’re getting into.

Don’t miss the pensions deadline

There are just five weeks left in the 2018-2019 tax year, so make sure you’ve made full use of your allowances.

How to improve your credit score

It always pays to check your credit score, says Ruth Jackson. Even if you’ve never been turned down for a loan, you could still be missing out on the best deals.

Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.

Ways to pep up your pension returns

“Alternative” investments can be risky, but are worth considering if you want to increase your pension returns.

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