We’re investing experts and here is where we’d invest our money now: Shares vs cash and property

Knowing where to put your money at the moment isn’t easy.  Everything looks risky. The stock market is erratic, property prices are shaky and inflation has outpaced every single savings rate for almost two and half years. Annual house prices are down 3.8 per cent, according to Nationwide’s latest index, the biggest drop in 14 … Read more

How to beat the dividend tax hike

Investors are set to pay over £1billion more in tax from next month, as the Government cracks down on business owners and savers by hiking the dividend tax rate.  Last autumn the Treasury announced plans to raise the dividend tax rate, in a move which will be felt by limited company small business owners who … Read more

Bestinvest offers free coaching, advice deals and cuts share dealing fees

Bestinvest to offer advice packages, free coaching and slash share dealing fees as it relaunches DIY investment platform  Bestinvest has relaunched its DIY investment platform   Customers will have access to two advice services with one-off fees  The platform will also introduce five new ‘Smart’ portfolios  By Angharad Carrick For This Is Money Published: 12:44 GMT, … Read more

How to invest in fine wine: Experts’ tips on what you need to know

A single bottle of rare 1874 Perrier-Jouët Champagne was expected to fetch £15,000 but sold for £42,875, but Lot 544, 11 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1971, with an upper estimate of £180,000 sold for £269,500. Those where just two of the sale prices achieved at Christie’s Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction in … Read more