Compound interest is arguably one of the most powerful forces on the financial markets – even Einstein was a fan. By helping maximise your returns, it can help you reach your goals quicker than simple interest alone. Here we explain what it is and how it’s calculated.
Knowing when you qualify for the State Pension can help you plan your financial future and achieve a better quality of life in retirement.
The word risk may be off putting to first-time investors. Here, we take a look at what it means, its different forms and why, ultimately, it’s a necessary force in generating returns.
Although advice and guidance are largely synonymous, in the world of investing they do hold subtle differences. Here, we take a look at what they are and help you understand what you should look out for when seeking financial support.
Setting up a direct debit can make investing easier and more affordable. Here’s an overview of why regular top ups can be beneficial in both the short and long term.
Value at risk is an important measure of the riskiness of an investment portfolio. Here, we explore exactly what it means and how it’s calculated.
Capital is a ubiquitous term within the world of investing. Here, we give an overview of what it means, why it may appear similar to cash, and what you can do to reduce its exposure to risk.
Correctly timing the market is a huge challenge for even the most experienced investors, which is why you should look to maximise your returns through the simple strategy of pound cost averaging.
Also referred to as the “banker’s bank”, central banks play a vital role in the regulation of a country’s or region’s economy. Here, we explore the different functions that central banks have and how they influence our day-to-day spending decisions.