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How to give your child the gift of £18k on their 18th birthday

Turning 18 is a milestone in everyone’s lives and when it comes to finding the perfect gift, many of us can be left scratching our heads.

5 things you need to know about the Innovative Finance ISA

With ISA season upon us, it can be tough for savers and investors to know which product to choose. Not every ISA will suit a person’s long-term goals or appetite for risk.

4 trends to watch for in the stock market

4 trends to watch for in the stock market

While you cannot entirely predict a stock's outcome, you can watch for certain trends. Keeping an eye on these trends can help you choose which stocks to purchase, as well as know when to sell or hold onto a specific stock.

Does the rising price of oil offer an investment opportunity?

Between June 2014 and the end of February 2016, the global oil market experienced a sustained and dramatic collapse.

Why you need to consider cashflow before making an investment decision

With a business, there is the desire to invest retained earnings to get a high return. Of course, the main driver of this behaviour is the worry that inflation will eat away at the hard-won profits of the business. That’s a fair concern, of course, but there are other considerations too.

Cash ISA vs Stock Market ISA: Which has returned the most?

Should you keep your ISA savings in cash or invest it? Schroders research reveals investing has in the past provided higher returns but cash has been more stable.

Six of the best funds for your ISA

Sheridan Admans, Investment Manager at The Share Centre, outlines six funds that have the potential to allow an investor to build a well-diversified ISA:

Helping hand for customers saving for first home

Building society the West Brom has signalled its commitment to supporting first time buyers with the addition of a Help to Buy: ISA to its range of savings accounts.

Sainsbury’s raises profits guidance courtesy of strong online and convenience store growth

As Sainsbury’s updates the market Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors:

Taylor Wimpey building its hopes courtesy of high demand in second half

As Taylor Wimpey updates the market Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors:

Restructuring weighs on B&Q owner Kingfisher as first half sales fall

As Kingfisher updates the market Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors.

‘College funds’ worth tens of thousands now “essential” for children from middle-income families

Aspirant parents who want their children to go to university may need to start building a ‘college fund’ now or their child may not be able to afford a university education, according to NFU Mutual.

3 benefits of using an asset management firm

With the latest CPI figures for the UK revealing that inflation had soared even higher to 2.9%, it is clear that the cost of living is continuing to rise at a disproportionate rate to real wages.

The benefits of using an asset management firm

Asset management firms like GAM exist to help people manage and make the most of the assets and capital which they own.

Leeds improves fixed rate ISAs

Savers seeking tax-free returns have two new fixed rate products to consider from Leeds Building Society.