Money

Dear James: should I wait until after Brexit to sell my home?

James Max answers your money and property dilemmas

11 Nov 2019

Are we really in the middle of a property market crash?

The slump in West London house prices is not necessarily indicative of the rest of the UK

7 Nov 2019

Should you choose an equity release mortgage?

The equity release market is booming but what are the catches?

5 Nov 2019

How to protect your investments from a Corbyn victory

The odds may only be 9-1 but we should all be hedging against a Corbyn win

31 Oct 2019

Dear James: how do I negotiate a promotion at work?

Getting promoted internally can prove tricky when you’ve been in the same role for a while. James Max solves your money and work problems.

30 Oct 2019

The top five regions where location adds the most value to your home

Research reveals the UK areas where location accounts for the biggest slice of a home’s value

29 Oct 2019

Where to buy property in London

We analyse the areas of the capital most and least likely to give you a return on your investment

25 Oct 2019

What will happen to markets if a Brexit deal is passed?

Any notion of a Brexit bounce has to be weighed against the backdrop of a deteriorating global economy

23 Oct 2019

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