Articles by Ruth Jackson

10 tips to grab a mortgage deal

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 | Article

Tweaking the way you save and spend – and reviewing your borrowing strategy – could make a lender view your application more favourably. Find out how to improve your chances of securing a home loan.

Gold: how to buy, sell and store gold coins, bars and jewellery

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Article

In these uncertain times, investing in physical gold can provide a safe haven for your money.

Why your living costs in retirement might be less than you expect

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | Article

It’s easy to dutifully pay money into your pension each month without thinking about how much income you will need when you retire.

Short-term loans that won't break the bank

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | Article

In the past decade, much has changed about the way we borrow money. Traditional lenders have become more picky about who they will lend to, and low interest rates have made borrowing much cheaper.

How to pay for your funeral

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Article

Your funeral is the fourth most expensive thing you will ever pay for after buying a house, having children and getting married.

Would a Brexit make you richer or poorer?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Article

There are only a few weeks left until the nation goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to leave it, in what has been coined a ‘Brexit’.

Giving to charity: ways to ensure your cash goes to the right home

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Article

The past year has seen charities in the UK hitting the headlines with a number of scandals

Is it time to ditch your Premium Bonds?

Friday, 13 May 2016 | Article

As a nation, we love Premium Bonds. A staggering 22 million of us hold them – over one third of the UK population – with almost £60 billion invested.

The risky new Isa offering 9% returns: what you need to know about peer-to-peer Isas

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 | Article

A new tax-free savings scheme joins the Isa family this year. The Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa) is promising bumper tax-free returns of up to 9% a year.

Tax-free savings are changing: what you need to know about the personal savings allowance

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 | Article

The new tax year will bring some big changes to how your savings are taxed. From 6 April 2016, most people will no longer have to pay tax on the interest earned on money held in their bank or building society accounts.