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.

Pensions important in divorce cases

Wealthy couples who divorce hold more of their money in pension savings than any other asset, prompting concern that many people have little idea how splitting up could affect their retirement saving.

Hargreaves Lansdown’s one-stop savings shop

Should you sign up to Active Savings, Hargreaves Lansdown’s new product aimed at “time-poor” savers?

Why a pension is a much better investment than property

Too many people see property as a good investment and pensions as a waste of time. They couldn’t be more wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

When does it make sense to defer your state pension?

If you can afford to put off taking your state pension, it may save you money in the long run, says David Prosser.

The home-cover rip-off

As is so often the case when it comes to insurance, says Ruth Jackson, it really doesn’t pay to be loyal to your provider.

Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term

Far more cash Isas are set up than stocks and shares Isas, says Marina Gerner. That’s odd given the higher returns from stocks in the long run.

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