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.

Stranded abroad? Don’t wing it

Holidays from hell needn’t cost you the earth, says Ruth Jackson. A package deal provides the best protection.

How to avoid being trapped by the lifetime allowance pensions cap

The lifetime allowance on pension savings could catch out those with modest incomes.

Delegate the search for the best energy deal

There is help to find the best energy deal for people who never get round to switching provider.

Passing on your pension when you die

Your pension can be a valuable part of inheritance-tax planning, says David Prosser.

Parents are missing out on tax-free childcare

Take-up of the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme has been “dire” – ensure you claim what you can.

How to find lost shares

There could be some money out there with your name on it. Here’s how to track down lost shares that you may have bought and forgotten about.

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