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Invest in shares or be a peer-to-peer lender?

Updated: 21st July 2017 - First Published: 21st July 2017 How do peer-to-peer lending websites like Zopa and RateSetter compare to more traditional investment routes, such as investing in the stock market? Read More...

Should I invest in an ISA or my pension?

Updated: 11th April 2017 - First Published: 11th April 2017 As a nation we’re all coming round to the fact that we’re going to need to provide for our own retirement. Although rules around how and when we can take our pensions are becoming more flexible. Read More...

Combating the reducing value of savings

Updated: 05th April 2017 - First Published: 05th April 2017 The concept of saving is supposed to go like this: you invest your money into an account, the provider of which pays a rate of interest so it grows in value. But behind your back inflation is eroding the value of your savings. Read More...

Lending using a peer-to-peer website

Updated: 05th April 2017 - First Published: 05th April 2017 Fancy lending on Zopa, RateSetter or another peer-to-peer website? Be sure to read the moneyfacts.co.uk guide with everything you need to know about social lending. Read More...

Unit Trusts/OEICs

Updated: 30th March 2017 - First Published: 30th March 2017 A unit trust is a portfolio of investments that spread market risks. It allows an investor to reduce their risk exposure by pooling their investment. Read More...

Beware of “land banking” schemes

Updated: 25th April 2017 - First Published: 31st January 2017 Land banking schemes promise big returns once planning permission has been granted on undeveloped land. However, many investors have lost out… Read More...

Investment Glossary

Updated: 20th January 2017 - First Published: 07th December 2016 Investment terms explained... Read More...

What is a structured deposit product?

Updated: 12th January 2017 - First Published: 10th October 2016 A structured deposit product can be thought of as a combination of a traditional savings account and stock market investment. Read More...

With Profits Bonds Explained

Updated: 20th January 2017 - First Published: 29th September 2016 With Profit bonds offer the potential for greater growth than deposit accounts, with a lower risk profile than stocks and shares investment. Read More...

Investment trusts

Updated: 20th January 2017 - First Published: 27th August 2013 An investment trust is a company in which shares can be bought and which must be quoted on a Stock Exchange, usually the London. It is a 'pooled' investment, with many investors owning shares in the same trust. Read More...


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