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Can you have more than one ISA?
Posted on 28/11/2018, by Joe Jones
For any investor, making an effective use of your ISA allowance is an important part of overall investment strategy. But how exactly can you use that allowance? There’s lots of different types of ISA, so how many can you open and invest in at once?...
How are the new buy-to-let regulations going to affect me?
Posted on 12/09/2018, by Joe Jones
We’ve seen a lot of new regulations introduced recently, geared around shaking up Britain’s property investment sector. Here’s our overview of all the changes that new and existing landlords need to know about.
Buy-to-let: stick or twist?
Posted on 23/10/2018, by Joe Jones
Anyone invested in the buy-to-let market knows it is changing, as taxes go up and regulation grows. But what are landlords planning to do as a result? Extensive research from Octopus gives us a clue.
Buy-to-let: a location business?
Posted on 23/10/2018, by Joe Jones
Location is fundamental to any property investment. But for buy-to-let investors, it has become more important than ever as a swathe of changes are shifting the dynamics of a historically highly-profitable market.
What is the personal savings allowance?
Posted on 19/11/2018, by Joe Jones
Thanks to the introduction of the personal savings allowance in 2016, everyone can now earn up to a certain amount of interest completely tax-free.
What’s the difference between secured and unsecured lending?
Posted on 07/11/2018, by Joe Jones
Secured vs unsecured investing – what's the difference? And what does this mean for peer-to-peer lending? Let's take a look.
What is the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)?
Posted on 05/11/2018, by Joe Jones
The FSCS provides protection for savers and investors against the impact of corporate default, bad advice or fraudulent activity. Here's how it works.
Why does peer-to-peer lending offer such high interest rates?
Posted on 02/11/2018, by Joe Jones
With interest rates having been at historic lows for the best part of a decade, investors remain on the lookout for ways to make their money work harder. Peer-to-peer lending has been the destination of choice for many investors.
Octopus's view on the current property market
Posted on 30/10/2018, by Joe Jones
As Brexit draws nearer, markets have understandably had a bit of a bumpy ride. Coupled with signs that the property market is slowing down – recent reports show that house price growth is at its slowest in five years – it’s no doubt left some Octopus Choice investors wondering what effect this could have on their portfolios.
Octopus Choice named Peer-to-peer Loan Provider of the Year at the MoneyAge Awards
Posted on 19/10/2018, by Joe Jones
We’re pleased to say that last night Octopus Choice won the Peer-to-peer Loan Provider of the Year Award at the 2018 MoneyAge Awards.

Open to any business in the UK, the awards are determined by an independent panel of highly experienced judges spanning the various fields of personal finance.