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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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During the coronavirus market crash, my deposit for a flat is shrinking in my Stocks & Shares Lifetime ISA - what can I do?

Sarah | UK | 18/03/2020 | 0

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Lifetime ISA
  • Cash
Holly Mackay's Response

Should I still make regular ISA and pension investments in the current COVID-19 turmoil? Or is it better saving to cash?

Andrew | UK | 17/03/2020 | 5

  • Private Pension
  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Cash
  • Pension
Holly Mackay's Response

I'm looking to start investing and I'm torn between Evestor and Vanguard Lifestrategy. The entry requirements are much higher for Vanguard (£500 upfront and £100/month) while Evestor starts at £1. Is there any benefit of stretching my investment to use the Vanguard fund? Also do you know if I miss a monthly payment, will I be charged?

Charlie | UK | 30/07/2019 | 9

  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Robo Adviser
  • Online Investment Platforms
  • GIA
Michael Akinwotu's Response

I am confused about financial services compensation: I have a SIPP and an ISA with AJ Bell Youinvest, and am about to inherit a sizeable sum. I am already over the £85,000 financial services compensation limit. Should I be worried? Should I set up accounts with multiple platforms, to be covered by the compensation scheme?

Emma | London | 22/07/2019 | 3

  • Private Pension
  • Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Cash
Anna Sofat's Response
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