magazine archive


magazine archive

Money Matters

Drop in investment ISA demand but more women are saving than men

Thursday 02 Jul 2020

The latest ISA data from the Government, covering usage in the 2018/19 tax year, shows that the worries about the Brexit vote and whether we’d have a hard Brexit hit investors and fewer chose to save their money in an investment ISA. The Government figures show 450,000 fewer people subscribed to...

How much does it cost to buy overseas shares?

Thursday 25 Jun 2020

As the world has become more international more investors want to buy shares listed on overseas stock markets, particularly in the US. The likes of Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are all listed in the US, as are emerging innovative companies such as Uber, Tesla and Spotify. However, while it’s...

Coronavirus causes spike in scams – how to stay aware

Thursday 18 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 crisis is creating a surge in fraud reports, as scammers target vulnerable people who have lost their income in the past few months. Action Fraud, the police department that deals with fraud, has seen 2,151 reports of fraud from the start of February this year to the start of June –...

The impact of Covid-19 on the property market

Thursday 11 Jun 2020

The coronavirus crisis has had an unprecedented impact on the UK property market, as viewings and sales ground to a halt and the market stalled during lockdown. Activity is now starting to resume, but at a slow pace and with a number of big changes that househunters and sellers will have to adapt...

Maxed out your pension and ISA? Where next…

Thursday 04 Jun 2020

Most people can put up to £60,000 a year into their ISA and pension combined. But some people might find they exceed this limit and want to know where to invest next, while others may have lower limits and so be able to put away less each year. What are the limits? Those aged 18 or over can put £20...

Pocket money apps: what are they and which is best?

Thursday 28 May 2020

For many families it now seems old fashioned to hand over some shiny coins to your child each week to be deposited into a piggy bank. These days many parents have turned to apps to pay their children pocket money and keep track of where they are spending it. In the UK the most popular ones are...

Lifetime ISA exit penalty cut – but what does it mean for savers?

Thursday 21 May 2020

The Government has temporarily cut the exit charge that savers pay when they withdraw money from their Lifetime ISA for anything other than buying a first home or reaching age 60, reducing it from 25% to 20%. During the current crisis the Government has recognised that people might need to access...

50 days of lockdown: how have fund investors fared?

Thursday 14 May 2020

We’re now 50 days into lockdown in the UK and during that time, despite all else that’s been going on in the world, there has been lots of positive news for investors. Even though there’s been plenty of turmoil to businesses, markets are rising, the vast majority of funds have delivered positive...

Debt and savings crisis looms in coronavirus lockdown

Thursday 07 May 2020

Research shows 20m Brits have already had to dip into their savings as a result of the crisis, after seeing their income hit. A survey of 2,002 adults in the UK by AJ Bell shows that younger people have been hit the hardest, with more having to dip into their savings or take on debt just to make...

Your coronavirus finance questions answered

Thursday 30 Apr 2020

A large chunk of the nation has seen their finances impacted by coronavirus, with more expected to be hit in the coming weeks and months. But what can you do during this time and where can you find help? We answer the big questions in this article. MY INCOME HAS FALLEN, CAN I STOP PAYING MY...

Pages