Personal finance

Shortage of Sharia-compliant pensions lets down savers
Pensions

Shortage of Sharia-compliant pensions lets down savers

A lack of Sharia-compliant pensions is leaving many people unable to save for retirement.
27 Apr 2022
Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?
Insurance

Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?

Veterinary costs are soaring, but many pet insurance policies provide a poor level of cover, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
27 Apr 2022
Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions
Pensions

Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions

UK house prices mean owning a home remains a pipe dream for many young people, but they should have a comfortable retirement, says Merryn Somerset Web…
25 Apr 2022
How to beat rising energy prices
Personal finance

How to beat rising energy prices

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at why alternatives to traditional boilers look appealing in the face of rising prices
17 Apr 2022
The risks of using equity to release to cash in on your home
Pensions

The risks of using equity to release to cash in on your home

Equity release is getting more popular. But think carefully before joining in, says David Prosser.
13 Apr 2022
Don't buy pre-paid funeral plans, save for death instead
Personal finance

Don't buy pre-paid funeral plans, save for death instead

Funerals are costly, but pre-paid plans have not been a reliable way to prepare for them. Set up your own savings instead, says Ruth Jackson Kirby.
13 Apr 2022
How new technology is disrupting the insurance industry
Insurance

How new technology is disrupting the insurance industry

Challenger firms are helping to change the industry, but incumbents will take the rewards, says John Chambers.
9 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it
Personal finance

The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it

Nicole Garcia Merida looks at ways to lessen the effects of the cost of living crisis.
6 Apr 2022
How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise
Pensions

How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise

National Insurance is rising on 6 April but the good news is that salary sacrifice schemes are a good way to decrease taxable income, says David Pross…
2 Apr 2022
Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?
Budget

Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?

Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement is an attempt to plaster over problems the chancellor can’t fix. So should he even bother trying, asks Merryn Somerset …
28 Mar 2022
The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now
Personal finance

The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now

Rising interest rates will increase your mortgage costs. This could be a good time to lock in a five-year or ten-year fixed-rate mortgage deal, says R…
25 Mar 2022
Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money
Budget

Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money

David Prosser looks into the details of Rishi Sunak's "jam tomorrow" Spring Statement and explains just what it means for you and your money.
23 Mar 2022
The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it
Budget

The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it

With our public finances in better shape than many people think, the chancellor's decision not to ditch the rise in National Insurance contributions i…
23 Mar 2022
How to manage your money as inflation just keeps rising
Inflation

How to manage your money as inflation just keeps rising

Uk inflation is at a 30-year high – and it won't be falling any time soon. So what can you do? John Stepek explains how to manage your money to combat…
23 Mar 2022
Looking for Isa season ideas? Load up on investment trusts
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Looking for Isa season ideas? Load up on investment trusts

Investment trusts have had a poor start to the year. But, while there are still plenty of risks, there are plenty of opportunities too. Max King looks…
22 Mar 2022
Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green
Savings

Ethical savings accounts: make your cash green

NS&I’s Green Savings Bond helps fund environmentally sound projects, but there are better eco-friendly options for your money, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby…
22 Mar 2022
Top up your pension before the end of the tax year
Pensions

Top up your pension before the end of the tax year

David Prosser explains how to make sure you’ve made the best use of your pension contribution allowance before 5 April
22 Mar 2022
How to avoid a miserable retirement
Pensions

How to avoid a miserable retirement

The trouble with the UK’s private pension system, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is that it leaves most of us at the mercy of the markets. And the outlook…
21 Mar 2022
Who will pay for the cost of living crisis?
UK Economy

Who will pay for the cost of living crisis?

The cost of living is rising fast. You may be expecting the chancellor to use his spring Budget to help ease it. But you’re likely to be disappointed,…
21 Mar 2022
The best credit card for collecting air miles
Credit cards

The best credit card for collecting air miles

The Barclaycard Avios and Avios Plus are more widely accepted than Amex, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
15 Mar 2022
Split your money into pots with Zopa's new savings account
Savings

Split your money into pots with Zopa's new savings account

A new account from Zopa lets you tailor your savings to your needs by putting your money in separate pots. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains how it works an…
9 Mar 2022
A new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor
Self invested personal pensions

A new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor

Savers with accounts of all sizes could benefit from lower fixed fees in this new low-cost Sipp from Interactive Investor.
8 Mar 2022
Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?
Mortgages

Should you use your savings to overpay your mortgage?

Early mortgage repayments could be a better way to save in a low interest-rate environment, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
2 Mar 2022
How to maximise your pension contributions
Pensions

How to maximise your pension contributions

Rolling forward your annual pension contribution allowances from past years can let you contribute more. David Prosser explains how.
23 Feb 2022