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Zoe Stabler

Zoe Stabler

Writer

Zoe is a writer at Finder specialising in investing and pensions. She’s got a particular love for spreadsheets and analysing data, having previously worked as a management accountant.

Zoe has a BA in English Literature from Swansea University and is currently studying to become a financial adviser with The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Expertise

  • Share dealing
  • Reviews and comparisons of trading platforms
  • Robo-advisors
  • Pensions
  • Banking

Highlights

  • Written more than 100 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
  • Written 3 white papers: “Seasonal squeeze: How winter spending is set to change”, “Banking in lockdown: Is the honeymoon over for challengers?” and “ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?”
  • Analysed, ranked and scored major trading apps to find our best trading apps of 2020 and 2021
  • Analysed 212 funds to find that ethical investment funds are twice as likely to have a female manager as other funds

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature | Swansea University | 2014 - 2017
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Business Economics | 2018
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law | 2018
  • Diploma in Financial Advice | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2021

Featured Publications

Industry insights from Zoe Stabler

We asked Zoe for her insider tips on investments and pensions.

What are your tips for first-time investors ?

Those first few trades can be a bit daunting - but it takes practice to really understand how investing works. If you were planning on running a marathon - the first step would be to get your trainers on and try running, it's exactly the same with investing! You don’t have to try with real money - loads of providers have demo or training accounts with virtual funds and no risk at all. You could start by building a portfolio - a selection of stocks you think have some potential - and invest in them with your virtual funds. Keep an eye on them over a few weeks and see how you would have done.

How much do you need in your pension pot to retire comfortably?

You spend your whole life paying into your pension, so it’s easy to think that it’s going to be a healthy sum by the time you retire, but unfortunately that might not be the case. The best thing you can do is check what’s in your pension and use your provider’s forecast and calculators to make sure you’re on track to have the retirement you want. A couple would need around £26,000 per year for a comfortable retirement, including groceries, bills, housing and insurance as well as some added luxuries like holidays abroad and eating out.

Latest articles by Zoe Stabler

148 articles written by this author

The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

We've taken a look at some of the best trading apps in the UK and explained who they're best suited to. Our table compares fees and services too.

Zoe Stabler 13 July 2021
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

NAGA review

Find out what we thought of NAGA, a trading platform that lets you t trade more than 500 financial instruments and copy other people's trades.

Zoe Stabler 16 June 2021
NAGA review

The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

We've taken a look at some of the best trading apps in the UK and explained who they're best suited to. Our table compares fees and services too.

Zoe Stabler 27 May 2021
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

Charles Stanley Direct review

We reviewed Charles Stanley Direct, Charles Stanley's online investment platform. Find out how it works and what we think in our review.

Zoe Stabler 26 May 2021
Charles Stanley Direct review

Stake raises $30 million to fuel global expansion

Stake has announced today that it has raised $30 million (£21.1 million) in funding from Tiger Global and DST Global.

Zoe Stabler 18 May 2021
Stake raises $30 million to fuel global expansion

IPO vs direct listing: What’s the difference?

Find out the difference between an IPO vs direct listing when companies choose to float on a stock exchange. We've compiled the key differences between the two.

Zoe Stabler 14 April 2021
IPO vs direct listing: What’s the difference?

ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?

Download our free whitepaper on ESG investing to get expert research, commentary and analysis on ethical investing.

Zoe Stabler 30 March 2021
ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?

Why it pays to be a patient investor

One way to develop healthy investing habits is to make regular contributions to your investment pot over a period of time, instead of investing a large lump sum. This is called "pound-cost averaging". It's a way of investing without trying to time the market.

Zoe Stabler 30 March 2021
Why it pays to be a patient investor

Interactive Brokers review

Find out what we thought of Interactive Brokers, some key features, information about its platforms and how much Interactive Brokers costs.

Zoe Stabler 23 March 2021
Interactive Brokers review

What are SPACs?

SPACs are a unique way for companies to float on a stock exchange. Find out how they work and how SPACs differ from IPOs.

Zoe Stabler 23 March 2021
What are SPACs?
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