First-time investor

What's the best way to invest my cash but still be able to access it?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Question and Answer

The good news is the majority of this money can be invested in a tax-efficient New Isa (or Nisa). The Nisa is just a standard savings account - except with the advantage that you pay no tax on the interest you earn.

Info not readily available for ethical investors

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | News

Although almost two-thirds of UK investors want to invest ethically in the next few years, TD Direct Investing claims not enough information is readily available for them to make an informed decision.

Should men be investing like women?

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 | Article

It's something of a dangerous topic, prone to be prefaced by remarks such as 'we mustn't generalise, but...'.

Private investors barred from Virgin Money flotation

Thursday, 02 October 2014 | News

After months of speculation, Richard Branson's Virgin Money has finally confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange this month in a listing expected to value the bank at about £2 billion.

Bollywood filmmaker launches 6.5% retail bond

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | News

Indian filmmaker Eros International has launched a seven-year retail bond paying 6.5% in a bid to raise up to £100 million through the London Stock Exchange's (LSE's) Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB).

Royal Mint launches bullion trading site

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | News

The Royal Mint has launched an online system for buying, storing and selling gold and silver bullion coins.

Six trading ideas before and after a potential 'yes' vote in Scotland

Thursday, 18 September 2014 | News

Amidst all the social and political uncertainty and potential for chaos that would ensue after a 'yes' vote in Thursday's Scottish independence referendum, we must all remember that financial markets will take a...

Give your kids' cash a chance to grow

Thursday, 04 September 2014 | Article

Children, especially babies, have one very important characteristic in common with the world's most sophisticated and successful investors.

Fun investment opportunities for children

Thursday, 04 September 2014 | Article

Saving and investing on behalf of your children is only half of the story.To really ensure that your children benefit throughout their lives, you need to help them develop a love of managing their finances and investing...

Should you invest in mini bonds?

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 | Article

Increasingly popular with small investors, this type of bond can offer decent returns – but little protection if a firm goes bust.