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    1. March 13, 2015

      Build a cash reserve

      Ultra-low interest rates may have reduced the appeal of cash Isas for long-term saving, pushing savers into higher-risk...

    2. March 13, 2015

      Build a ‘buy and forget’ investment

      While some investors read the money pages avidly and are prepared to monitor their funds on a daily basis, there’s a...

    1. January 15, 2015

      Strong demand for launch of UK’s high-yield ‘pensioner bonds’

      The National Savings & Investments website crashed on Thursday following high demand for government savings bonds...

    2. December 7, 2014

      Hargreaves Lansdown CFO resigns

      Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s largest online fund shop, has lost its chief financial officer, after a year in which...

    3. December 1, 2014

      Hargreaves Lansdown in talks on P2P lending tie-up

      Hargreaves Lansdown, Britain’s biggest online investment platform, is in talks with peer-to-peer lenders about allowing...

    4. September 26, 2014

      Sipp and Isa transfers still ‘taking months’

      Investors switching fund platforms to take advantage of lower fees are still being forced to wait up to five months for...

    5. September 12, 2014

      Scotland after the vote: pensions

      Scots are being promised more generous state pensions which they may be eligible to receive before pensioners in the...

    6. August 29, 2014

      Cash Isas drop as investment picks up

      Savers put away less money in tax-efficient individual savings accounts last year as banks offered investors some of...

    7. July 25, 2014

      CTF ‘lifestyling’ set to be scrapped

      The process of reducing investment risk for more than four million child trust fund accounts has been put off pending a...

    8. May 20, 2014

      Confusion mounts over new fund classes

      Fund supermarkets offering “clean” low-cost share classes are facing a backlash as some investors are left in more...

    9. May 2, 2014

      Investors pour £2bn into fund Isas

      More than £2bn was invested in funds through individual savings accounts in the past tax year, according to figures...

    10. March 20, 2014

      Quest to find annuity decision’s winners

      With the words “no one will have to buy an annuity”, George Osborne handed the investment industry a huge opportunity,...

    11. March 5, 2014

      Isa Guide 2014: The hunt for income

      The hunt for income is as relentless as ever. With the bank rate stuck at the record low level of 0.5 per cent since...

    12. February 7, 2014

      Equitable Life may scrap exit penalties

      Equitable Life, the mutual society, is preparing the ground for a fresh £200m capital carve-up which could see enhanced...

    13. October 4, 2013

      Hargreaves delays new pricing

      Hargreaves Lansdown, the FTSE 100 group that operates one of the UK’s largest online non-advised fund platforms, has...

    14. August 9, 2013

      Mark Carney rate pledge boosts homeowners – but not savers

      Homeowners look set to benefit from another three years of historically low interest rates following a pledge by the...

    15. February 1, 2013

      Simple tax planning back in vogue

      Wealthy individuals are rejecting complex avoidance schemes and seeking advice on simple tax planning measures to...

    16. November 22, 2012

      FSA plans new rules for pension providers

      Operators of individual pension plans will have to hold four times as much capital and face additional surcharges if...

    17. July 27, 2012

      Junior Isas fail to take off

      The government’s new tax-free savings account for children has failed to take off, with only 72,000 accounts opened in...

    18. May 4, 2012

      Sipps – who are they good for?

      Self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) are being used by a rising number of private investors keen to take control of...

    19. April 5, 2012

      Can we cut tax bill on pension proceeds?

      My wife and I are both 74 and in reasonable health. We take the minimum out of our self-invested personal pension...

    20. March 1, 2012

      Your Isa questions answered

      Why is there a rash of new Isa launches and increased advertising in the spring? David Black of Defaqto, the financial...

    21. December 20, 2011

      Top tips for financial planning in 2012

      It’s that time of year again when many of us make new year’s resolutions. But along with going to the gym, reading more...

    22. December 5, 2011

      Scottish Widows launches cheapest tracker

      UK savers are being offered the chance to invest in major equity markets at the lowest-ever cost, following the launch...

    23. November 22, 2011

      Fees blow for tracker investors

      Investors in index-tracker funds are facing extra charges that threaten to wipe out the benefits of holding these...

    24. October 21, 2011

      Pensioners feel pinch from soaring inflation

      Pensioners are being urged to inflation-proof their wealth as millions who depend on income from level annuities or the...

    25. May 13, 2011

      Inflation-proof certificates set to sell out

      Savers have been advised to act quickly if they hope to take advantage of a new inflation-beating savings account....

    26. January 28, 2011

      Risky products set for ban

      Private investors could be banned from buying certain financial products in an attempt to avoid misselling scandals...

    27. December 1, 2010

      Top ten financial tips for 2011

      While Christmas is a time to indulge, the New Year is about starting over, and for many this means getting a grip on...

    28. October 8, 2010

      Commercial property rise ‘has run its course’

      Investors are being advised not to increase their exposure to UK commercial property funds as the outlook for the...

    29. July 29, 2010

      Q&A: Default retirement age

      The government has said it will scrap a rule under which people can be forced to retire at the age of 65.The move,...

    30. June 11, 2010

      Investors opt for DIY over advisers

      Private investors are taking more interest in managing their own finances – but online brokers have warned that some...

    31. June 5, 2010

      Investors shun financial advisers

      Private investors are turning away from financial advisers and choosing to control their own finances in the wake of...

    32. June 4, 2010

      Investors shun financial advisers

      Private investors are turning away from financial advisers and choosing to control their own finances in the wake of...

    33. June 4, 2010

      High yields for business property funds

      The recovery in commercial property values seen during the past nine months is slowing but analysts say that funds...

    34. June 4, 2010

      Investors opt to go it alone

      Private investors are taking more direct control of their finances and opting to manage money themselves rather than...

    35. March 5, 2010

      With-profits bonuses disappoint savers

      Insurance companies managing with-profits funds have come under fire for handing out “disappointing” annual bonuses to...

    36. December 17, 2009

      FSA drops exams rule for advisers

      Financial advisers were -yesterday thrown a lifeline by the City watchdog, which said they would not have to sit formal...

    37. November 6, 2009

      Q&A: How to minimise your IHT bill

      All too often people die intestate and there are many stories that should make you think about organising a will,...

    38. October 16, 2009

      Retail investment products: heading for extinction

      Greater scrutiny of charges – and greater demand for transparent and liquid holdings – will result in the disappearance...

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