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.


Pension withdrawals tax trap won’t be closed

HMRC refuses to reform its clumsy taxation of pension withdrawals, says David Prosser.

How to pay for university

Although the cost of living might not be top of every student’s mind, make sure they’re prepared to budget.

How to avoid pension drawdown rip-offs

Pensions freedom has overwhelmed some savers, says David Prosser. But new rules are on the way.

Civil partnership ruling boosts pension rights

A Supreme Court ruling that it is unlawful for an opposite-sex couple to be barred from entering into a civil partnership could help many more people qualify for pension benefits.

University dons are getting a good pensions deal

Universities are converting from final-salary to defined-contribution pension schemes. Academics should be grateful, says Max King.

Don’t put off making a will

Drawing up your will might not be fun, but it’s the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out, says Ruth Jackson.

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