Personal finance

Why you should expect higher insurance premiums
Insurance

Why you should expect higher insurance premiums

Car and home insurance will be more expensive once the country fully re-opens.
20 Jul 2021
Flexi Season tickets sow confusion for commuters
Personal finance

Flexi Season tickets sow confusion for commuters

The new rail Flexi Season tickets that aim to help people commute part time don’t live up to their name.
13 Jul 2021
Why you should consider deferring your state pension
Pensions

Why you should consider deferring your state pension

Deferring your state pension entitlement when you turn 66 still makes sense in some circumstances, says David Prosser.
6 Jul 2021
An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU
Personal finance

An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU

EE will be the first network to bring back roaming charges for mobile phone users in Europe. It's unlikely to be the last.
2 Jul 2021
Wedding costs: how to cut the big bill for your big day
Personal finance

Wedding costs: how to cut the big bill for your big day

With so many weddings cancelled or delayed because of lockdowns, how do you recoup the costs?
29 Jun 2021
Beware: the government could come for your pension assets
Investment strategy

Beware: the government could come for your pension assets

The government desperately needs to find a pile of cash to pay for its massive debt. And there's a very attractive-looking one sitting in your pension…
25 Jun 2021
How flexible working could affect your pension
Pensions

How flexible working could affect your pension

Flexible working may have a permanent effect on how we save for retirement, says David Prosser.
23 Jun 2021
Stop living in fear of the pensions lifetime allowance
Pensions

Stop living in fear of the pensions lifetime allowance

Breaching the lifetime allowance (LTA) for pension savings can be expensive. So how can you cut the cost?
22 Jun 2021
House-buyers rush to beat the end of the stamp-duty holiday
Property

House-buyers rush to beat the end of the stamp-duty holiday

House-buyers are rushing to complete on their properties by 30 June, the end of the stamp-duty holiday.
18 Jun 2021
How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers
Personal finance

How Covid-19 virus tests fail travellers

Covid-19 tests for those wishing to travel are a hassle and cost far more than on the continent.
14 Jun 2021
Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it
Investment strategy

Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it

UK investors are increasingly turning their attention to shares listed in the US and beyond. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at five common questions about t…
11 Jun 2021
Why it might be better to delay saving for your retirement
Pensions

Why it might be better to delay saving for your retirement

We are advised to put aside as much as we can as early as possible. But is that always sensible?
8 Jun 2021
10 ways to make your retirement as simple and successful as possible
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10 ways to make your retirement as simple and successful as possible

All the expert help you need to make your retirement comfortable
7 Jun 2021
How inflation shrinks your savings, and what to do about it
Savings

How inflation shrinks your savings, and what to do about it

It’s getting harder and harder to grow your money in real terms. Alex Rankine looks at the best savings accounts currently on offer.
7 Jun 2021
Why you shouldn't rush to remortgage your home
Mortgages

Why you shouldn't rush to remortgage your home

Bingeing on cheap debt now and remortgaging your home can get you into trouble in future, says Alex Rankine.
1 Jun 2021
Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?
Insurance

Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?

Most travel insurance offers limited protection for holidaymakers, so if you’re planning a holiday, make sure your policy covers everything you need..
21 May 2021
“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice
Inheritance tax

“Raise inheritance tax”, says the OECD. Governments won’t need to be told twice

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is urging its members to increase their inheritance taxes. Saloni Sardana looks at what the …
18 May 2021
How to make sure you don't fall for the latest parcel-fee scam
Personal finance

How to make sure you don't fall for the latest parcel-fee scam

Plausible texts demanding extra postage fees on phantom parcels are a pernicious ploy. Here's how to make sure you don't fall for them.
18 May 2021
How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?
Bitcoin & crypto

How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?

Many investors in cryptocurrencies have made big gains. But once you take profits – or even buy one cryptocurrency with another – you could be liable…
18 May 2021
Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate
Pensions

Inheritance tax: how your pension can help you plan your estate

Pensions can help you minimise your family’s potential inheritance-tax bill. David Prosser explains how.
12 May 2021
Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages
Mortgages

Why homebuyers should be wary of the new crop of 95% mortgages

The government has rolled out a new state-backed 95% loan-to-value mortgage scheme. But there are several drawbacks.
7 May 2021
Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation
Personal finance

Wills aren’t set in stone – change them with a deed of variation

If all executors and beneficiaries of a deceased’s will agree, they can change who benefits. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how.
2 May 2021
Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax bills are set to rise – will you be caught out?

The number of people who actually pay inheritance tax is very small. But more and more estates are set to be dragged into its net, says David Prosser.…
30 Apr 2021
Equity release: should you take money out of your home?
Equity release

Equity release: should you take money out of your home?

Tapping your home for cash via equity release has never been cheaper or easier. But there are pitfalls – so is it right for you?
28 Apr 2021