alternative investments

Deal of the week: Could a 'Burrito bond' be a spicy investment for your portfolio?

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | News

Investors looking for a spicy income kicker might want to check out the launch of the ‘Burrito Bond’ from restaurant chain Chilango.

Harry Potter spins some investment magic

Monday, 16 April 2018 | News

Collectors are hoping investments in rare Harry Potter merchandise will work some magic on their money.

RateSetter launches Innovative Finance Isa

Thursday, 08 February 2018 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) platform RateSetter has launched an Innovative Finance Isa (IF Isa), although it will initially be restricted to existing customers.

Moneywise users divided on the merits of ethical investing

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | News

Moneywise users are divided on the merits of investing in ethical, sustainable and socially responsible funds.

Credit card providers ban customers from buying Bitcoin

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 | News

Credit card customers of Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money will be unable to buy cryptocurrencies under new rules.

Revolut premium customers left short-changed by cryptocurrency shake-up

Friday, 02 February 2018 | News

Customers who signed up to a premium subscription to trade cryptocurrencies on the Revolut app face being left out of pocket while new customers can trade for free.

Golden opportunities – but not without risk

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 | Article

To buy into this precious commodity, you can purchase gold bars, invest via ETCs or buy shares in gold mining firms through a fund. We look at the pros and cons.

Zopa re-opens platform to new investors

Monday, 29 January 2018 | News

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Zopa has re-opened its platform to new investors, although a four-week waiting period remains in place for those signing up from today.

Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 | Article

Virtual currencies have been grabbing the headlines over the past few weeks, so here’s a guide to how they work and why I’ve invested in them.

Ask the experts: Investing in renewable energy can offer good returns. Is it a safe bet?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | Question and Answer

While the returns from these investments can appear very attractive, particularly with interest rates at such low levels, it would be a mistake to compare them directly with those from savings accounts.