Money

We’re still counting the cost of the Northern Rock bailouts

Many ‘mortgage prisoners’ are unable to move their loan to another lender

21 May 2020

Why are US shares performing so well when the economy isn’t?

Investors remember another crisis not so long ago where buying at the bottom paid off.

21 May 2020

Taking an investment risk can be rewarding

Now that every investment company has its own online platform, it’s easy enough to buy shares directly.

21 May 2020

The furlough scheme will soon become a national addiction

The generosity of Rishi Sunak’s scheme will prompt furlough demands during every subsequent national crisis.

12 May 2020

HelloFresh vs Mindful Chef: are food boxes worth the money?

With supermarket delivery slots in high demand and eating out not an option, we take a look at whether a weekly food box is worth the investment.

12 May 2020

When will the property market start moving again?

Lockdown has put even the best laid property plans on hold. But for how long?

11 May 2020

Rural houses with gardens will rocket in value after lockdown

Outdoor space will be at the forefront of buyers’ minds for some time to come.

7 May 2020

How much will the UK economy shrink by in the second quarter?

Those trying to predict what will happen next should take a hard look at their own bank accounts.

29 Apr 2020

Where should you invest in a volatile market?

Gold is the traditional safe haven and, for once, its advocates may be on to something.

23 Apr 2020

What will happen to your savings after coronavirus?

Negative interest rates have been a persistent fact of life in Britain and the pandemic has only entrenched them further.

22 Apr 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak (Getty)

The Covid-19 debt crisis will be like no other in British history

The UK cannot afford to take a laissez-faire attitude to debt after Covid-19.

16 Apr 2020

Covid-19 has exposed the hypocrisy of insurance companies

From travel to car insurance, insurers are pocketing millions during lockdown whilst being reticent to pay out.

8 Apr 2020

Use Widilo to save money on your online shopping

In association with Widilo   If you want to save money on your online shopping, you’ve come to the right…

3 Apr 2020

10 mortgage pitfalls to avoid

Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes to be sure of securing an offer.

2 Apr 2020

House buyers should be poised for the aftermath of Covid-19

The property market could make a swift recovery but, before it does, there are deals to be made.

2 Apr 2020

Coronavirus has made it impossible to value property

Covid-19 has put the housing market on hold while the equity market is in free fall – which will fare better in the long run?

1 Apr 2020

Which streaming service is the best value for money?

Subscription offers have been springing up everywhere in lockdown but which one should you take advantage of?

31 Mar 2020

What help will the government give the self-employed?

As it stands, the government has protected employees of big corporations but left the self-employed high and dry.

25 Mar 2020
A glass sculpture entitled "coronavirus COVID-19" created by British artist Luke Jerram

How will the coronavirus lockdown affect our spending?

The suspension of civic society is without precedence in peacetime and, as we all spend less, the economy will suffer further.

18 Mar 2020

7 ways to save money while you self-isolate

Staying at home creates more time to get on top of your financial admin.

16 Mar 2020

How will this year’s Budget affect the property market?

The much-maligned Mansion Tax never came to pass but what else did the Chancellor have to say on housing?

12 Mar 2020

The cladding scandal is leaving properties unsaleable

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell fire the left lost no opportunity to try to make out that it…

5 Mar 2020

The ‘Boris bounce’ has landed like an elephant on a broken trampoline

It’s been dubbed the ‘Boris Bounce’: from the day after the election to the peak in mid-January, the FTSE 100…

5 Mar 2020

The green boom might be a bubble

It would have been great if you got in early. Over the past year shares in a small company called…

5 Mar 2020

Beware online investment apps and ‘experts’

Remember day trading, the fad for retail investors trying to emulate the hotshots of Wall Street from their spare bedrooms,…

5 Mar 2020

Why star investment managers aren’t always a safe bet

In the light of Neil Woodford’s fall from grace, Woody Allen’s quip that ‘A stockbroker is someone who invests your…

5 Mar 2020