alternative investments

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.

Which cryptocurrency will be the next Bitcoin?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | Article

Cryptocurrency expert Gary MacFarlane takes a look at a dominant theme for the year in the cryptocurrency space: the hunt for the next Bitcoin.

Where’s gold going in 2018?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | News

As a safe haven asset, the prospects of gold depend largely upon both geopolitical and market risk in 2018.

How to align your investments with your principles

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | Article

Many of us are making more ethical and sustainable choices as consumers, but we can also make a positive impact with our savings and investments.

Could ‘The Force’ be with your old Star Wars toy collection?

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | News

As The Last Jedi hits UK cinema screens today, toy hoarders would do well to check if they have any Star Wars figures dating back to when the films were originally a hit in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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.

Funny money: Buy a Rolls Royce for 16 Bitcoins

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

Have you got 16 Bitcoins burning a hole in your digital wallet? You might want to spend them on a rare Rolls Royce Ghost.

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.

Turn your foodie passion into profit

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Article

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?