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Stockmarket meltdown – straight-talking answers to difficult questions

These are unprecedented and scary times. Even the most seasoned investors are feeling nervous. We will do our best to take your questions and share opinions and ideas from our network of financial professionals.

Every day we will tackle a specific question in our new Video Series – Stockmarket Meltdown – and publish your questions (we won’t publish full names or any contact details) with some expert answers.

We are not regulated to give personal financial advice – we can comment generally but can’t give specific answers to detailed personal circumstances, nor suggest any individual investments. Please keep your questions generic and don’t ask us which stocks to buy or sell!

What we can do is to share a general opinion or suggest where you can go for more reading or help.

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My parents are planning their finances to (hopefully) avoid paying inheritance tax. They want me to plan how to invest £30K for each of my three children, with a view to this being available when they turn 25. Where do I start?

Lesley | Aberdeenshire | 21/05/2019 | 4

  • Inheritance
Pete Matthew's Response

I want to invest in one specific company’s shares. What’s the cheapest way to do this via an ISA?

Peter | Lincolnshire | 21/05/2019 | 0

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Online Investment Platforms
Anna Sofat's Response

I am a self-employed 55 year old, with only a state pension. What can I do to increase my money for retirement?

Sandra | Dumfries and Galloway | 21/05/2019 | 1

  • Private Pension
  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Lifetime ISA
  • State Pension
  • Pension
  • Workplace Pension
Helena Wardle's Response

I currently have a Stocks & Shares ISA and a Junior ISA with Wealthsimple. I am considering changing these to Vanguard, but I am unsure if transferring across providers is a simple process. Also can you only pay into one of each type of ISA per year?

Philip | County Antrim | 21/05/2019 | 2

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Junior ISA
Tommy Watson's Response
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