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.

Don’t lose your child’s savings

Child trust funds turn 16 this year – but a million accounts have been abandoned. Is yours one of them?

Will you miss out on state pension cash?

Pressure is mounting on ministers to relax rules that mean thousands of people have missed out on state-pension benefits by failing to register for child benefit.

Beware of the lifetime allowance on pension funds

It’s easier than you think to run up against the pensions lifetime allowance, says David Prosser.

The end of the road for insane pension transfer values

The Pensions Regulator could put a stop to the ridiculously high offers made to people transferring out of their defined-benefit pension schemes.

Ditch the car and save cash

Car clubs are becoming increasingly popular, says Ruth Jackson. But it’s worth sitting down and doing the numbers.

Are you paying too much for your DIY pension?

If you have a DIY pension, keep an eye on the fees, says David Prosser.

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