Alternative investing

Turn your foodie passion into profit

From enjoying a glass of velvety red wine to treating yourself to a meal topped with luxurious truffle shavings in a restaurant; we all like the finer things in life, but have you considered investing in them?

Bitcoin’s rise causes gold demand to slump

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

Over the last 12 months, the number of first-time precious metal investors has fallen by 20 per cent, according to BullionVault, an online marketplace for metals.

Bitcoin is ‘here to stay’ as government confirms plans to regulate the currency

Monday, 04 December 2017 | News

Government plans to crackdown on cryptocurrencies have led experts to believe it’s a signal to start taking the growth of digital currency seriously.

Fund offers Sipp investors an alternative to buy to let

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 | News

An online property platform is offering people the chance to invest in residential property through a self-invested personal pension (Sipp), which will have no administration fee.

Consumers warned about investing using crypto currency

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

Investors have been warned about the risks of using crypto currency – a virtual currency such as Bitcoin or Ether – to fund start-ups.

The most lucrative collectibles revealed

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 | News

Rare musical instruments appreciated by 16.4% in 2016, while classic cars saw the largest fall at 10.4%, according to Coutts’ latest index of luxury collectibles.

How to make money from petrol station memorabilia

Friday, 03 March 2017 | Article

Collectors are harking back to the old days by snapping up old petrol pumps, oil cans and enamel signs, making profits of more than £1,000 in some cases.

Poor maths skills lead to investors underestimating financial losses

Friday, 19 August 2016 | News

Do you understand percentages?

A guide to investing in student accommodation

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | Article

Another cohort of students is about to head off to university – and with them comes an opportunity to invest in student properties.

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.

How to be a property investor: Property crowdfunding

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | Article

In the tenth and final part in our How to be a property investor series , we look at a new kind of service that lets savers club...