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Is there enough choice for stock market investors?

1 September 2017 17:04

Investing in the stock market can be a laborious task. Reading the latest research, calling up your broker, watching the…

2017: The year football went from a beautiful game to a caricature of its worst excesses

31 August 2017 17:33

Football is theatre, that much has always been obvious; but it’s also business. And though the rules of the game haven’t…

If it feels like you’re spending a fortune on going to weddings, you probably are

30 August 2017 13:07

As happens every bank holiday, the roads were chock-a-block this weekend with people on the move – many of them…

Feminism’s obsession with equality sells women short

30 August 2017 11:50

There was much fanfare last week when Holly Willoughby’s apparent ‘huge £200k pay rise’ meant she’d finally be earning the same as her…

Best buys: Easy access accounts without a bonus

29 August 2017 13:58

Many of us want to be able to access our money whenever we want. But, at the same time, we…

The interesting histories behind the Rathbones and Smith & Williamson merger

25 August 2017 13:15

The proposed marriage of two mid-sized wealth managers, Rathbone Brothers and Smith & Williamson, has not made City pulses race.…

If it takes a credit card to live like Kim Kardashian, then so be it

24 August 2017 14:47

Recent figures around the UK’s credit and debit card debt are startling indeed, with the number of transactions rising to…

How can we encourage millennials to save for their retirement?

23 August 2017 14:11

It’s a story we’ve become used to hearing in recent years. How millennials are the sensible generation. They’ve turned their…

Best Buys: 0% Introductory Balance Transfer Rate

22 August 2017 11:50

If you have credit card balance on an existing account, you could save vast amounts of money by transferring that…

Considering retiring abroad? Don’t forget about your state pension

21 August 2017 17:23

Retiring to a warmer, more exotic, country is something that many of us dream of doing – and sooner, rather…

There could be a downside to the surprisingly steady inflation rate

21 August 2017 12:06

The core consumer price index of inflation held unexpectedly steady at 2.6 per cent in July, further removing any possibility…

We all know Britain must be ‘open for business’ when we leave the EU – but how?

18 August 2017 11:48

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines there is, understandably, a great deal of anxiety surrounding the UK’s future prosperity,…

The financial crisis, ten years on

17 August 2017 17:07

It has been ten years since the start of the global financial crisis, and much has been written about whether…

What have commuters done to deserve this price hike on their rail fares?

16 August 2017 9:05

With the Retail Price Index figures released yesterday, commuters are up in arms at the news that rail prices are…

Best Buys: Two-Year Fixed Rate Bonds

15 August 2017 11:31

Putting your savings in a fixed rate bond guarantees your rate of return – but you do have to be…

How one London junction is raking in fines of £200,000 per day

14 August 2017 12:24

Driving in central London is a minefield at the best of times. What with the confusion of the congestion charge…

Why Scotland’s rural communities need grouse shooting

11 August 2017 12:50

Tomorrow, 12 August, is the ‘Glorious Twelfth’: the official start of the grouse-shooting season. This normally means plenty of tweed…

Should we all be investing in bitcoin?

10 August 2017 10:25

Like the splitting of the atom – but perhaps not as significant to the whole of mankind, the bitcoin split…

Using fear to sell financial products is simply desperation. Selling hope is the future

9 August 2017 11:12

Using fear to sell products is a powerful strategy. Unsurprisingly, many financial firms have come to rely on fear to…

Would you really want to be a farmer in 2017?

8 August 2017 8:00

What does being ‘a farmer’ mean to you? For those that have experienced it, the job – or lifestyle, really…

Who is the richest of them all?

7 August 2017 15:35

There has just been a rather meaningless debate about whether Jeff Bezos of Amazon or Bill Gates of Microsoft should…

Jacqueline Gold, founder of Ann Summers, on how she became one of Britain’s richest women

7 August 2017 10:45

Ann Summers chief executive Jacqueline Gold has been credited with transforming the lingerie company into a more female-friendly business –…

In defence of Neymar’s transfer fee

3 August 2017 17:47

A season ticket at the Parc des Princes, home to Paris Saint-Germain, will set you back somewhere between £336 and…

Why do employers think they can treat potential employees so appallingly?

3 August 2017 11:21

As a freelance journalist, when my main employer of four years called to say they were dispensing with my services…

Why we need a better way of talking about ‘equal pay’

2 August 2017 10:25

I’ve grown to dislike the term ‘equal pay’. Without doubt women deserve to be paid the same as men for…