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.


Brexit: no deal, no pension

A no-deal Brexit could scupper pension payouts for retirees in Europe. Should you worry?

How to make the most of the 0.25% interest-rate rise

So the Bank of England has raised interest rates to a whopping 0.75%. Might as well make the most of it, says Ruth Jackson.

Keep your divorce civil but formal

It might be tempting to sort out the details of a divorce yourself. But mistakes and oversights could prove very costly.

Pensions and savings tax relief under attack

MPs want to reform the savings and pensions tax relief system to benefit the less well-off.

Avoid rip-off car-hire charges on holiday

Don’t pay through the nose for car-hire insurance you don’t need or fuel you won’t use, says Ruth Jackson.

Help is on its way for leaseholders wanting to buy their freehold

Changes in the law should soon make it easier for property leaseholders to buy their freehold. But until then, know your rights.

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