Money

Will house prices rise after Brexit?

There’s arguably never been a better time to buy a house but is talk of a post-Brexit property boom overrated?

23 Jan 2020

Where to invest in the property market in 2020

Look in commuter towns and along the new Elizabeth underground line for property that will grow in value.

22 Jan 2020

The best investment apps for financial novices

It’s easier than ever to invest directly from your phone and, with ISAs delivering poor returns, increasing numbers of savers are becoming investors.

20 Jan 2020

Will pension tax relief be reformed this year?

Expected reforms to the tax on doctors’ pensions may well trigger a better deal for other workers.

17 Jan 2020

Why cut-price local homes could be bad news for first time buyers

the new policy might seem attractive but it comes with hidden catches that could hamper first time buyers when it’s time for them to sell up.

16 Jan 2020

Should you invest in start ups?

Start up success stories such as Monzo and BrewDog might tempt us to invest but what are the chances of a return on a new company?

13 Jan 2020

Why 2019 wasn’t the ‘worst year on record’ for retailers

Changes in the way we shop mean last year’s retail figures are deceptive.

9 Jan 2020

Where to buy property in France

With French property prices substantially lower than in Britain, we explore the regions best suited to a continental bolthole

9 Jan 2020

What will happen to the markets in 2020?

From British infrastructure to companies that trade heavily with the US, would-be investors should be led by geopolitics this year.

8 Jan 2020

The Internet of Things: how safe are your smart devices?

Smart devices offer us state of the art convenience in our homes but they also make us vulnerable to hacking

6 Jan 2020

Where to buy property in Somerset

Home to the British behemoths of Bristol and Bath, Somerset combines big city living with rural charm

31 Dec 2019

Where to buy property in Hertfordshire

 Back to the home counties in our most liveable counties series this month. We’re looking at Hertfordshire. Being so close…

24 Dec 2019

Where to buy property within an hour of London

Forgo the capital for one of its easy commuter hubs

18 Dec 2019

Dear James: should I sell up and move out of London?

James Max solves your work and money dilemmas

12 Dec 2019

Are UK markets heading for a ‘Boris Bounce’?

It would be somewhat odd if UK markets did not rise sharply on Friday morning if the Conservatives win

10 Dec 2019

Did the Tories mean to ban all leaseholds in their manifesto?

Even if It was a promise made in error, a comprehensive leasehold ban would bring us up to speed with other countries

4 Dec 2019

Where to buy property in Hampshire

The home of Jane Austen boasts picturesque villages and sailors’ boltholes, all within a reasonable commute of London

3 Dec 2019

A US-UK free trade agreement will bring benefits on both sides of the Atlantic

Drugs, food, drink, fashion and media will all benefit from a US-UK trade deal

28 Nov 2019

What does our growing appetite for veganism mean for the markets?

The popularity of meat-free products is changing the food industry, says Robert Jackman

28 Nov 2019

Labour’s ‘Warm Homes For All’ scheme is a load of hot air

‘Green crap’ was David Cameron’s memorable verdict on his own government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of UK homes,…

28 Nov 2019

‘Fire’ may let you retire early, but it’s a miserable way to live

With four cats and two children to feed, I’m not very Fire. But then I am not sure I want…

28 Nov 2019

Will the Conservatives’ housing plans work for first-time buyers?

The promise of long-term mortgages and discounted homes comes with a catch

27 Nov 2019

Dear James: is part exchange a good way to sell my home?

Part-exchange offers a speedy sale but not necessarily value. James Max solves your money, work and property dilemmas.

25 Nov 2019

Why we shouldn’t be forced to go cash free

Electronic payments make us more vulnerable to system failures and consumers are easier to track

20 Nov 2019

The best commuter towns close to London

As increasing numbers of home buyers look to escape London, we bring you our guide to the best towns within touching distance of the capital

19 Nov 2019

Will the Conservatives deliver a ban on leaseholds?

Boris Johnson has gone quiet on leasehold reform, which would help aspirant young people with sky-rocketing rents

14 Nov 2019