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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

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

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

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

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

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

Labour’s leasehold plans won’t help modest earners

For all his socialist talk, Corbyn has a habit of announcing policies that will benefit the rich. His leasehold reforms are no exception

9 Jul 2019

The tragic court case that reveals why you must make a will

If ever there was a tale that should remind you of the advantages of drawing up a will it is…

27 Jun 2019

How would Labour’s proposed tax grab affect your home?

Labour’s tax plans would mark the most radical shake up of the property market since just after the Second World War. So how can you insulate yourself and your home against a possible Corbyn government?

25 Jun 2019

Will Neil Woodford’s downfall be repeated?

As Neil Woodford shows, fund managers’ luck runs out all too often

21 Jun 2019

Labour’s water nationalisation plans can only spell disaster

Labour’s plans to renationalise National Grid, revealed last week, show to what lengths Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell will go…

25 May 2019

Why you shouldn’t hate the little guys who buy-to-let

Most industries have long since been seized by the big guys. Look at coffee shops, once a tapestry of micro…

25 May 2019

The green rush: should you invest in cannabis?

How big is the legal cannabis industry? Every time I think I’ve seen the highest estimate along comes another breathless…

25 May 2019

Everything you’ve heard about millennials and money is wrong

Millennials are often portrayed as wasting their earnings on soya vanilla lattes and Instagrammable holidays in exotic locations. A Barclays…

25 May 2019
Extinction Rebellion protestors in Piccadilly last month

Boycotting energy companies won’t solve climate change

They pollute the planet. They are turning global warming into a catastrophe. And they are taking humanity to the brink…

25 May 2019

Good as gold? Ethical investing is not the no-brainer it seems

The 1980 cult film The Blues Brothers focuses on Jake and Elwood’s quest to save their convent orphanage by raising…

2 Mar 2019

Believe in the post-Brexit bounce

There will be some slightly heavy traffic on the M20. A Waitrose somewhere will run out of freshly cut Dutch-grown…

2 Mar 2019