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.

The best cards to use for holiday spending

Instead of just sticking with your faithful bank card this summer, look into getting one that doesn’t add to your holiday bill, says Ruth Jackson.

Equitable Life to be sold

There is finally some respite at last for long-suffering savers with the disaster-hit firm, says David Prosser.

Look beyond NS&I for better rates

Spread your cash among several accounts to earn more interest than the state-owned bank pays, says Ruth Jackson.

Why retirees shouldn't write off annuities

Annuities have a bad reputation, but most retirees would be better off buying one, says David Prosser.

Landlords turn to holiday lets

Letting property out as a holiday home has tax advantages, but do your research thoroughly, says Emma Lunn.

Fly the world on a budget

There are plenty of online tools designed to help you find ultra-cheap flights – make the most of them, says Ruth Jackson.

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