Personal Finance

  • 18 April 2015

    With political uncertainty high on the agenda, my focus is to find companies that can be resilient across many different macro-economic outcomes.

  • 18 April 2015

    Scottish couples are increasingly compelled to splash out as much as £20,000 on their wedding if they want to keep up with the likes of Andy Murray, who tied the knot last weekend in Dunblane.

  • 13 April 2015

    The complexity of energy bills is a major cause of confusion, significantly harming people's ability to get the most competitive deals, according to a think tank report commissioned by comparethemarket.com.

  • 11 April 2015

    Most people will happily use a credit card to spread the expense of goods and services, but the vast majority have no idea what this is actually costing them and, as a result, they could be wasting thousands of pounds.

  • 11 April 2015

    Millions of parents can now transfer their child's zombie child trust fund (CTF) into a Junior Isa (Jisa), giving them access to higher interest rates, greater investment choice and lower charges.

  • 11 April 2015

    Nichola Hodgson, 35, has two children born either side of the switchover between Child Trust Funds, which ran from September 1 2002, and Junior Isas, which were launched on 3 January 2011.

  • 4 April 2015

    As well as bringing changes for those planning for retirement, the new pensions regime will also alter the landscape for couples in the 55-plus age bracket who decide to separate.

  • 4 April 2015

    The pension regime is about to undergo its most radical transformation for a generation, and anyone who fails to understand it - and makes the wrong choices - could suffer financially for the rest of their life.

  • 29 March 2015

    At last, two weeks before the starting-gun fires, the government has opened its advice service for anyone who has a pension pot and may see 'cash' written on it.