A rash of money websites have popped up recently to aid saving and investing. Cathy Adams finds out how useful they are.
Alison Hyde, manager of the Cavendish Technology Fund, reveals which shares she has bought and sold recently.
As customers of the big banks start to look elsewhere. Cathy Adams considers the alternatives.
Buy-to-let investors enjoyed an average yield of 6.2 per cent in June, up from 6 per cent a year ago, driven primarily by an increase in rents.
Buy-to-let lending has increased by 18 per cent over the past year to hit £3.9 billion in the three months to June, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Tesco Bank, the retail banking arm of Tesco, has launched a suite of competitive mortgage products.
Inflows into ETF Securities’ physical gold exchange traded products (ETPs) have smashed through the $1 billion (£642 million) mark so far this year, as investors look for safe havens from continued economic turmoil.
Private equity investment trusts have stormed ahead in recent months, with Aberdeen Private Equity returning 15 per cent in July.
The equity release market has moved on from the bad old days and is now a viable option for the asset-rich, says Cathy Adams.
The Post Office has introduced its Online Saver Issue 6, an easy access account paying 3.01 per cent a year, including a 1.36 per cent bonus for the first 12 months on deposits from £1.