Editor's comment

Editor’s Comment: why is Lasting Power of Attorney such a big deal?

Setting up a power of attorney early on in life is a low-cost precaution that could spare you distress further down the line, argues Faith Glasgow.

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Editor’s Comment: broker best buy lists must be robust and impartial

There is a ‘financial advice gap’ and in an ideal world, broker buy lists should be a lifeline that enables investors to feel confident about fund selection, says Faith Glasgow.

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Editor’s Comment: what I learned when I met two financial planners

Deciding that her partner’s retirement meant that it was time to ‘walk the financial planning walk’, Faith Glasgow met two very different advisers and shares what she learned.

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The Isa is 20 years old: is it time for a birthday shake-up?

Do we need one wrapper to rule them all, asks Faith Glasgow.

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Editor’s Comment: enough talk – action needed to get women investing

To start, the industry could curb its use of jargon, which tops the investment wish list for 42% of women, writes Faith Glasgow.

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Editor’s Comment: how can we get more women to invest for their long-term future?

One study showed that over three years female investors not only outperformed their male counterparts, but beat the FTSE 100 index as well, says Faith Glasgow.

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Editor’s Comment: buylists can be helpful, but know what you’re looking at

Buylists, such as Money Observers 2019 Your Fund Choices, are a good starting-point for investors who want clear guidance, says Faith Glasgow.

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Editor's Comment: new twist in women's battle over state pension age hikes

Waspi sister group BackTo60 has won a judicial review to establish whether the recent rises to women's state pension age are lawful.

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Editor's Comment: brokers’ platform exit fees should be shown the door

Our sister company interactive investor quietly waived exit fees in 2017 and permanently scrapped them this month. Will other platforms follow suit?

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