Money

The perils of shared ownership

Has the government scheme done more harm than good?

2 Dec 2020

Are house prices about to fall?

The mini-boom of the summer shows signs of waning.

26 Nov 2020

It’s make-or-break time for retailers – and the economy

We are expected to see a £10 billion collapse in the value of UK Christmas shopping this year

26 Nov 2020

What virtual property viewings don’t show you

Estate agent videos don’t show you Meatloaf-loving neighbours, pig farms or a leaky roof

26 Nov 2020

Covid has left Britain printing money like never before

The more QE is used, the harder it is to stop without sparking collapse

26 Nov 2020

Why next year could bring a 1980s-style spending boom

Most forecasts for the economy are pretty grim: bankruptcies, bad debts, job losses and a massive debt hangover leave little…

26 Nov 2020

Is now the time to invest in Manchester’s property boom?

The steady rise in prices since March shows city living isn’t over.

23 Nov 2020

Is now the time to invest in green energy?

Green investments have proven unpredictable in the past but could new political momentum make them worthwhile?

18 Nov 2020

Has Monzo lost its mojo?

The banking start up beloved by millennials has had a bruising year.

16 Nov 2020

What does a Covid vaccine mean for markets?

The Covid vaccine has already sent waves through the stock markets

10 Nov 2020

Could a classic car save you money?

Why now’s the time to invest in your dream drive.

9 Nov 2020

Can the economy survive a second lockdown?

Government bailouts may be doing more harm than good.

4 Nov 2020

Why it might be time to purchase shares in oil again

If you are an ‘ethical’ investor sworn to do your bit to tackle climate change, you may have sold your…

29 Oct 2020

The property hot spots worth leaving London for

Not quite ready to dive straight into rural life? These towns will help ease the transition from the capital.

28 Oct 2020

The rise of the Covid cash hoarder

Far from eradicating cash, the crisis has highlighted the safety of bank notes.

22 Oct 2020

Leaving London? Move east, not west

Savvy buyers looking for sea air and more space should think outside the box.

19 Oct 2020

The postcodes with a ‘woke’ premium

From vegan restaurants to green credentials, virtue comes with a price tag.

15 Oct 2020

How would negative interest rates affect savings?

The Bank of England wants to encourage banks to lend but will individual savers pay the price?

14 Oct 2020

The problem with a wealth tax

The public are in favour of a wealth tax but which assets would the government single out?

8 Oct 2020

How Rishi can get the economy moving again

Targeted tax cuts to help rejuvenate business would go a long way

8 Oct 2020

Can the pension triple lock survive Covid?

A 2.5% increase in the state pension must seem generous to the workers who pay for it with taxes

8 Oct 2020

Silver linings: the asset that’s outperforming gold

The one-third rise in the price of silver in July was its strongest single month in more than 40 years

8 Oct 2020

Leasehold lunacy: what estate agents don’t tell you

When you buy leasehold you are not really buying a property at all – you are buying a long rental contract

8 Oct 2020

Sweet suburbia: London’s best green spaces

Buying property near parkland is a smart move in the current climate.

5 Oct 2020

How long will the property boom last?

The market has been buoyed by the Stamp Duty holiday but will it continue to defy the odds?

30 Sep 2020

The 10 best coastal towns to relocate to after lockdown

From beach quality through to average property prices, here’s where to snap up a coastal bolthole.

28 Sep 2020