Alternative investing

Tesco Bank launches fixed-rate bond paying 5%

Sunday, 29 April 2012 | News

Tesco Bank, the retail banking arm of the supermarket giant, has unveiled a fixed-rate bond paying 5%.

Five things you need to know about investing in unlisted companies

Tuesday, 17 April 2012 | Article

Most investors want to be able to sell their holdings easily if necessary and therefore buy shares traded through the London Stock Exchange; those looking for higher potential gains (and willing to stomach higher risk) may...

Investors could soon be getting a better deal

Monday, 05 March 2012 | Article

Let me put my cards on the table straightaway. I am a big fan of unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs).

The economic outlook for 2012

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Article

In the month of August alone, around $6 trillion was wiped off global equity valuations as the markets spiralled downwards. But what does 2012 hold in store?

Give a gift that grows in value this Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Article

Many people will wake up to a stack of presents under the tree on Christmas Day, only to dispatch most of them to the recycling bin just days later.

10 ways to invest on the cheap

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 | Article

When we look to invest money, it's very easy to focus on the investment performance of particular products - but cutting the cost of your investments can also help improve returns - especially when consistent strong...

Can you be an ethical investor?

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | News

It's national ethical investment week, but can you truly be ethical and invest at the same time? Here's our guide on how to do it.

Top sectors for dividend growth revealed

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 | Article

In spite of the current eurozone crisis, Europe has posted dividend growth of 20.3% in the past five years.

Investment for income ideas

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 | Article

This article is for information and discussion purposes only and does not form a recommendation to invest or otherwise. The value of an investment may fall.

A beginner's guide to investing in commodities

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Commodities are a hot topic at the moment, with prices soaring as other asset classes falter.