Personal Finance

  • 21 December 2014

    after one of the fastest falls on record in the FTSE 100 between December 8 and 15, the blue-chip stock market index has rallied as the festive season approaches.

  • 20 December 2014

    As markets are hit by new waves of volatility, fund managers are trying to rally investors with largely optimistic forecasts for 2015.

  • 20 December 2014

    Many Scottish families will travel far and wide to visit friends and relatives this Christmas.

  • 20 December 2014

    Most children can expect to receive some cash along with their other gifts on Thursday, giving parents an ideal opportunity to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good financial habits.

  • 14 December 2014

    Almost 60% of ­shoppers will spread the cost of Christmas by using plastic, according to a Gocompare.com survey, with one in three saying the only way they could afford it was by using a credit or store card.

  • 13 December 2014

    La Morm is a seamstress in Cambodia, one of the developing world micro-entrepreneurs supported by a loan from Lendwithcare.org.

  • 13 December 2014

    Nearly a quarter of Scots will consider 'regifting' this Christmas if they receive a present they don't want, with 31 per cent fully expecting at least one disappointing gift.

  • 13 December 2014

    One of the UK's biggest banking trade unions has claimed that a "performance rating bias" against branch staff of Lloyds Banking Group is proof that a sales-driven culture still dominates retail banking.

  • 8 December 2014

    As Christmas nears, George Osborne has wrapped up another present for his ??grey?? voters in the form of tax-free transfers of assets between spouses when one dies.

  • 7 December 2014

    As Christmas gets closer, George Osborne has wrapped up another present for "grey voters" in the form of tax-free transfers of assets between spouses when one dies.