My wife is buying her own property. Is she liable for stamp duty?

Q My wife is buying a property with her own money and has never owned property before. However, I bought and sold a property 20 years ago which she never lived in. I...

Legal actions relating to powers of attorney rising

Court actions against people with lasting power of attorney for vulnerable people have jumped in the past year, with cases against individuals rising by 71 per cent. The Office of the Public Guardian...

Real Estate: Housing sales rise 50% in 2018, but liquidity crunch limits recovery

NEW DELHI: Showing signs of recovery, the real estate sector saw almost 50 per cent surge in housing sales in 2018 across major cities on stable rates and demand for affordable flats, but...

How homeowners can financially prepare for major storms like Dorian

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, now's a good time to check your insurance and how financially prepared you'd be if disaster were to strike.While the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been...

Setting up a lasting power of attorney

Is setting up a “lasting power of attorney” on your financial to-do list? More people in the UK are using legal instruments that ensure our affairs are looked after when we become incapable...

'EARN IT!' Pensioner FURY over demand THEIR cash should benefit youth – Express.co.uk poll

This website asked readers which perk they would be willing to sacrifice to help the younger generation after the House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness called for an end to retirement subsides...

Investment tips: global emerging markets

If you ever chanced to work at the Edinburgh-based fund management firm First State Investments, you would have been obliged to...

Why a bad mistake at work can be good news

It’s a moment in his 14-year career as a headteacher that Simon Kidwell will never forget. “The husband of a member of my staff was rushed to hospital – and she came in...

An ideal mutual fund portfolio for a 21-year-old investor

ET Online|Nov 16, 2018, 04.56 PM ISTI am 21 years old and new to mutual funds. I did my own research to invest Rs 2,500 via monthly SIP in mutual funds. My investment...

I couldn’t use my Wyevale garden centre gift card after Dobbies took it over

I am a keen gardener and was fortunate to receive more than £150-worth of Wyevale garden centres gift cards for my recent summer birthday. I had specified that retailer as there has been...