alternative investments

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

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

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Harry Potter spins some investment magic

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

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RateSetter launches Innovative Finance Isa

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

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Moneywise users divided on the merits of ethical investing

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

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Credit card providers ban customers from buying Bitcoin

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

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

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.

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Golden opportunities – but not without risk

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.

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Zopa re-opens platform to new investors

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.

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Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency

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.

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

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.

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