Money Tips

How the experts invest their Isas

Investment experts are often found dishing out guidance on where to invest your Isa. But where – and how – do they invest theirs? To give you an insight into what those in the industry do with their investments, we asked some leading experts how they use their Isa allowance. Remember, this doesn’t mean that […]

Will we be accepted for a mortgage with a gifted deposit?

My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a flat together in the next few months but our financial situation is a bit unusual. I’m an entrepreneur and have started several businesses over the years. The last one was not a success and I ended up having to declare bankruptcy 18 months ago. I’m now […]

The £2.2M Bradford bungalow at the front but huge house at the back

House hunters searching for property in Bradford might be shocked when they stumble across what looks like a bungalow for sale with a £2.2million price tag – but all is not as it seems. At first glance, the West Yorkshire home seems to be spread across just one level, with only a large front door […]

ALEX BRUMMER: Investors must back GKN and put their faith in boss Anne Stevens

The outcome of hostile bids is rarely good, as Kraft-Cadbury reminds us. But they do show how Anglo-Saxon capitalism can unlock value for investors. The £8billion offer by financial engineer Melrose for real engineer GKN has exposed serious flaws in both enterprises, which ought to lead to better outcomes for whoever wins the tussle.  The […]

Fading hopes of finding a buyer for Maplin puts 2,500 jobs at risk

By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 19:48, 23 March 2018 | Updated: 20:27, 23 March 2018 Jobs of 2,500 Maplin workers are on the line  The jobs of 2,500 Maplin workers are on the line as hopes of finding a buyer for the stricken electronics chain fade and stores begin to […]

Credit Suisse's boss is still making £7.3m – despite a 5% cut

Credit Suisse’s boss has taken a 5 per cent pay cut after investor outrage – but he is still making £7.3million for 2017. Source link

Aviva in stock sale U-turn after backlash from savers

The insurer has ditched a proposal to buy back special high-yield preference shares for less than they were worth on the market  It follows criticism of the proposal which would have hit thousands of savers The preference shares were created in the 1990s to raise money for expansion  By James Burton, Money Mail Reporter For […]

Borrowers should brace for interest rates to hit 2%

A senior economist has suggested rates could be as high as 2 per cent by 2020 The Bank raised rates for the first time in over a decade in November to 0.5%  It is widely expected to strike again in May by increasing rates to 0.75%  By Hugo Duncan Economics Correspondent Published: 20:50, 23 March […]

Terraces are being re-branded as townhouses with price tag attached

Terrace houses evoke an era when children played in the street, neighbours chatted over the fence and smoke puffed from rows of chimney pots. Today, developers have been putting a modern twist to the traditional two-up two-down, restoring entire streets of terraces, rebranding them townhouses and attaching £1million-plus price tags. In some respects this reflects […]

Does buy-to-let still stack up? The This is Money podcast

We publish our podcast every Friday to the player on This is Money, above, and on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and on the podcast platforms Audioboom and Acast, both of which allow you to listen on desktop, mobile, or download an app. We also now publish to Spotify. To download the Apple Podcasts app if you […]

Construction firm Henry Boot delivers record profits

By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 19:52, 23 March 2018 | Updated: 21:36, 23 March 2018 The former Terry’s chocolate factory in York Redevelopment of the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York helped construction firm Henry Boot deliver record profits last year. Opened in 1926, the site has been transformed into […]

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Multi-millionaire Nex founder Michael Spencer, 62, loves a good party

Nex founder Michael Spencer’s fortune is put at £800m Michael Spencer’s party at Scott’s restaurant on the night of the 2015 General Election was a customarily civilised affair. Champagne. Excellent shell-fish. I dare say a few oysters shucked here and there. When the exit polls flashed up predicting a surprise Conservative victory, the Mayfair restaurant’s glint-eyed […]

Fever-Tree founder nets £82m after offloading a 2.6% stake

The company’s deputy chairman, Charles Rolls, offloaded a 2.6 per cent stake  He sold 3million shares at a price of 2750p each  The group’s share price has risen more than 1,000% since its float in late 2014 By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 20:02, 23 March 2018 | Updated: 21:40, 23 […]

HERO… TO ZERO: Marks & Spencer’s chairman makes smart move but Zuckerberg needs to grow up

By City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail Published: 21:43, 23 March 2018 | Updated: 21:43, 23 March 2018 Archie Norman, Chairman, M&S HERO  Archie Norman, Chairman, M&S The Marks & Spencer chairman is thought to be responsible for luring his former protege, natty Steinhoff executive Stuart Machin, to help boost the retailer’s flagging […]