Money

The best places to buy property near good schools

Finding a family home in the catchment area of a good school is a growing challenge. Here’s where to look.

17 Oct 2019

Help to buy ISAs have done more harm than good

Help to buy ISAs are soon coming to an end but who have they really benefitted?

17 Oct 2019

Five financial tips to survive as a freelancer

Achieving a steady income in a gig economy can be tough. Here’s how to address the financial risks.

14 Oct 2019

Dear James: should I invest my savings in buy-to-let?

James Max answers your work and property questions

9 Oct 2019

Is Brexit making homes more affordable?

Brexit is being blamed for many things but a fall in house price inflation should be welcomed

8 Oct 2019

Foreign takeover bids prove Brexit Britain is flourishing

A political system in meltdown and the threat of a Corbyn government should have made investors fearful. But they haven’t

3 Oct 2019

Ground zero: Are negative interest rates the key to unlocking investment?

Some people are hoarding cash – but it won’t appeal to everyone

3 Oct 2019

All of us – however financially savvy – are at risk of being scammed

Being the victim of crime in the digital age is nothing if not an equal opportunity experience

3 Oct 2019

Should the Neil Woodford saga make us afraid of investment trusts?

Like crochet bikinis and tie-dye dresses, things that were trendy decades ago can become popular again. That seems to be…

3 Oct 2019

Could ‘helicopter money’ prevent a downturn?

Deutsche Bank has suggested putting free cash into the hands of consumers but, as with quantitative easing, there are risks

2 Oct 2019

The 10 best London boroughs for families

A comparison of schools, house prices and green space reveals the top areas in the capital for families

30 Sep 2019

How parents will sidestep Labour’s private school tax

Labour has neglected to address the biggest inequality of them all: the school catchment area

24 Sep 2019

Where to buy property in Surrey

Find your own quiet pocket of Surrey and yet stay within a train ride of the capital

24 Sep 2019

Forget the Brexit scaremongering: wages are on the rise

The drop in inflation and the rise in wages is good news for the economy

19 Sep 2019

WeWork’s fall from grace shows why markets get it wrong

Take two property companies, both involved in the same business: renting office buildings, carving them up into smaller spaces and…

13 Sep 2019

Should salaries be paid on-demand?

On-demand salaries give employees greater control over when they’re paid but this freedom may well come at a cost

9 Sep 2019

Five ways to add value to your home

Increasing the value of your home often comes down to the small details that buyers notice but home owners overlook

5 Sep 2019

The six best commuter villages close to London

Staring into a stranger’s armpit on a rush-hour tube train can often lead to thoughts of moving to a tiny…

22 Aug 2019

Is mobile banking app Monzo too good to be true?

Londoners have fallen in love with trendy Monzo but can it expand beyond everyday banking?

19 Aug 2019

How to build your own house

The housing market has reached a summer lull and many are blaming Brexit. But how easy is it to build your own property in the current climate?

5 Aug 2019

Six things millennials need to know before applying for a mortgage

Getting a mortgage is a long and strenuous process so here’s how to maximise your chances of success

2 Aug 2019

We test drive cars so why not houses?

Buying a house is the most important financial decision of your life. Surely we need more than a half-hour viewing to make up our minds.

25 Jul 2019

Is a change of prime minister good for the markets?

If Boris Johnson’s premiership follows recent historical trends, it should boost the markets

24 Jul 2019

Could our love of quick credit come back to haunt us?

There’s a cost to our increasingly credit dependent lives and lenders are taking full advantage

24 Jul 2019

How to sell your home in a tough market

Follow these 8 steps to beat all the talk of a bad market and sell your home quickly

23 Jul 2019