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  • Cash Isas of the week Moneywise - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 16:03 BST

    Everyone aged over 16 can save up to £15,240 in an Isa during the 2016/17 tax year. The benefit of an Isa is that all the interest you earn is free of tax, which is why it should usually be your starting ...

  • This week's best savings rates Moneywise - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:53 BST

    In this article, Moneywise reviews regular, children's savings, fixed-rate and instant-access accounts with the best savings rates currently on the market. Remember, these rates are before tax, but from ...

  • Your Guide To The New IHT Rules Moneywise - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 11:52 BST
    Tories Set To Cut Inheritance Tax In Budget

    When ex-Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction of a new main residence nil-rate band, he met the Conservatives’ long-term promise of raising the inheritance tax ...

  • This week's best current accounts Moneywise - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 18:56 BST

    While interest rates aren't doing much to help you boost your balances, there are still plenty of things you need to bear in mind when choosing which current account to go for. If you are the type of person ...

  • Top Loan Deals Moneywise - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 17:20 BST
    See, You Can Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit

    Whatever you're looking to do, the breadth of choice on offer means it pays to shop around.

  • Active investing versus passive investing Moneywise - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 14:27 BST

    Two investment experts go head to head in an active vs passive funds debate. Passive funds, also called index tracker funds, aim to replicate the performance of a stock market index. Active funds, run ...

  • Best credit cards for international shopping Moneywise - Mon, Jul 18, 2016 13:49 BST
    Retail figures

    Remember, it's often sensible to pay for purchases when you're abroad by credit card – if anything untoward does happen, you will usually be covered by your provider for purchases over £100. But many cards ...

  • 10 free apps for would-be investors Moneywise - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 14:13 BST
    7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cash-Back Credit Card

    These user-friendly investing apps allow anyone with wi-fi to start their investment journey from their phones.

  • Best 0% credit card deals Moneywise - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 12:14 BST

    Choosing the right card can be a difficult task but Moneywise has sifted through the plastic to find the very best credit cards to suit a variety of spending patterns. Our weekly round-up contains all ...

  • Top cashback cards Moneywise - Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:28 BST

    Choosing the right card can be a difficult task but Moneywise has sifted through the plastic to find the very best credit cards to suit a variety of spending patterns. Our weekly round-up contains all ...

  • Growth investing - an introduction Moneywise - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 14:44 BST

    Investors use many different styles and methods to try to grow their money. Here we explain one of the most popular strategies: growth investing. This type of investor seeks high capital gains and is always ...

  • Momentum investing - an introduction Moneywise - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 18:10 BST

    Investors use many different styles and methods to try to grow their money. Here we explain one of the most popular strategies: momentum investing. A momentum investor believes in the saying ‘the trend ...

  • Value investing - an introduction Moneywise - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 12:35 BST

    A value investor, many believe, is the definition for the ‘classic’ investor – somebody who is in it for the long-term. If you’re using the value investment methodology, you will look for companies that ...

  • Dog walkers earn 17% more than national average Moneywise - Tue, Jul 12, 2016 12:44 BST
    Walkies

    Professional dog walkers can earn up to £26,496 a year – 17% more than the average national salary, new research has found. Direct Line Pet Insurance found dog walking is now big business, with individual ...

  • This week's best first-time-buyer mortgage deals Moneywise - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 13:53 BST

    Our first-time buyer has a 10% deposit and is looking to buy a £200,000 property over 25 years. She’d prefer to fix her interest rate as she expects the base rate to rise in the future. For ease of comparison, ...

  • mortgage deals for home movers Moneywise - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 13:11 BST

    When moving house, you’ll hopefully have a decent equity stake in the property you’re selling so you’ll be in a strong position to secure a cheaper mortgage. We’ve scanned the market to look at some of ...

  • Remortgage to cut your monthly payments Moneywise - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 11:18 BST
    Mortgage

    Mortgage companies often offer introductory ‘teaser’ rates to new customers, either at a lower variable-rate, or a fixed rate for an introductory period.

  • Buy to let mortgage deals Moneywise - Mon, Jul 11, 2016 11:01 BST

    Buy-to-let investors tend to get mortgages on an interest only basis, though capital repayment options are also available. Our roundup of the best deals, below, is based on someone borrowing on an interest-only ...

  • How to go cardless Moneywise - Mon, Jul 4, 2016 12:50 BST
    Cardless

    The popularity of contactless cards has led to talk of a near-cashless economy in the not too distant future. Here's how it could work for you.

  • Boost your spare change Moneywise - Fri, Jul 1, 2016 15:49 BST

    Moneywise readers share their best money-saving and money-making secrets. Over the past six weeks, readers have been tweeting and emailing in their favourite spare money-saving and money-making tips, as ...

  • 'Second steppers' not ready to move Moneywise - Sat, Jun 18, 2016 10:56 BST

    The majority of people who have bought their first home are not saving to increase their buying power when they make their next step up the property ladder, according to new research from uSwitch. Instead, ...

  • Do you understand credit cards? Moneywise - Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:24 BST

    A recent interim report from the Financial Conduct Authority found most of us (65%) find credit cards fairly easy to understand, but around one in eight people admit they’re struggling. But, digging below ...

  • Save money by growing your own food Moneywise - Mon, Jun 6, 2016 11:32 BST
    carrots

    Even novice gardeners can save money and enjoy fresher, more flavoursome fruit and vegetables. Read these expert tips to find out how to get started.

  • Increased credit card limit fuel debt issues Moneywise - Fri, Jun 3, 2016 09:56 BST

    Unrequested credit card limit increases are making debt problems worse for thousands of people and must be stopped, according to StepChange Debt Charity. A survey of its clients reveals that of the 54% ...

  • Holiday money reads Moneywise - Fri, May 27, 2016 16:44 BST

    The holiday season is upon us, and being Moneywise readers, we know you like to read the good stuff. With that in mind, whether you’ll be caravanning in Skegness or more likely to bump into Cameron and ...

  • Top 10 books about money Moneywise - Fri, May 27, 2016 15:11 BST

    At Moneywise we don't just write about money, we like to read about it too. But while there are thousands of factual books on every aspect of personal finance and investment, decent novels that get to ...

  • Cold-caller revenge Moneywise - Fri, May 27, 2016 08:30 BST

    Jean-Paul Sartre once said:“Hell is other people,” which was pretty prescient of him considering he said it some time before the invention of that truly hellish of human practices: cold calling. Admittedly, ...

  • A guide to paying for your funeral Moneywise - Fri, May 20, 2016 10:50 BST

    Your final bill could be more than £8,000. Here’s how to cut the cost. Your funeral is the fourth most expensive thing you will ever pay for after buying a house, having children and getting married. The ...

  • Will you sell your annuity in 2016? Moneywise - Wed, May 18, 2016 10:54 BST

    Currently, annuity sales are non-reversible. Beyond your cooling-off period (typically 30 days), you cannot cancel or change your policy in any way. However, to level the playing field with those who are ...

  • Are you a mortgage misfit? Moneywise - Tue, May 17, 2016 07:55 BST
    Housing Investment

    Mortgage rates have never been lower but too many people are unable to take advantage because they can't get a home loan at all. Even borrowers with faultless credit histories are being rejected for new ...

  • How to save money with foreign exchange Moneywise - Fri, May 13, 2016 10:10 BST

    The world is smaller than ever. Until 2017, at least, any UK citizen is free to work, study or retire anywhere in the eurozone, and many people travel even further afield. But as we move around the world, ...

  • 8 ways to earn a grand Moneywise - Mon, May 9, 2016 14:33 BST

    Do you dream of earning thousands without the taxman getting his mitts on it? I’m not suggesting you take up correspondence with a Panamanian law firm, but you simply need to make the most of your tax-free ...

  • UK monthly house prices see 0.8% fall Moneywise - Mon, May 9, 2016 12:15 BST

    Average house prices fell by 0.8% in April compared to March, according to latest analysis of the property market by mortgage lender Halifax. The survey also found that house prices in the three months ...

  • How to get out of buy-to-Let Moneywise - Wed, May 4, 2016 11:24 BST
    buytolet

    The government has sent a stark message to landlords: it stands firmly in the camp of homebuyers and has little interest in property investors or their profits.

  • Will you make the same mistake as Prince? Moneywise - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 18:46 BST
    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A famous bassist and longtime friend of pop megastar Prince says the artist found “real happiness” in his faith and could stay up all night talking about the Bible. Larry Graham tells The Associated Press that Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness later in life and that it changed the star’s music and lifestyle. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Pop megastar Prince reportedly left no will when he died last month, leaving his multi-million dollar fortune potentially in dispute.

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