Digital payments full of promise as globe opts for a mobile wallet

When was the last time you paid for something in cash? If you're struggling to remember, you're certainly not alone. The UK has been one of the fastest adopters of digital payments, so it's no surprise that the shares of banknote printer De La Rue have fallen by more than 75% over the past two years.

The UK is considered to be one of the most cashless societies in the world, and it is easy to forget that other countries are far behind. Even the US, home of Big Tech, lags behind the UK in terms of contactless payments.

Why buy and hold investors should switch to a momentum strategy

Those who invest in stockmarkets are well-versed in the highs and lows they entail. However, there is always a dilemma over how long to wait for an apparently weak fund manager to come good. Have they lost their edge permanently? Or are they simply going through a bad patch? The travails of a certain high-profile fund manager in recent months illustrate the quandary for investors.

Growth, value, momentum and income investing: which is best?

Over the decades a small number of professional investors have managed to stand out from the crowd and make names for themselves - as well as plenty of money.

Our feature on pages 32-33 of our February issue looks at the secrets behind each investor's success, and highlights UK-listed stocks that currently tick the boxes on their stock-picking checklists.