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The Citywire Money guide to income investing

How do you generate a reliable income when interest rates are stuck at all-time lows and the Bank of England's quantitative easing policy of 'printing' money is squeezing yields on government bonds (gilts) and other investments? Our weekly Income Investor column and our regular news and features, including videos and guides, are here to help.  

The Citywire Money guide to income investing

In the latest Income Investor article, our yield-seeking columnist explains his dilemma with RSA Insurance. 

Income Investor is here to help

Our private investor columnist shares his approach to generating an income from savings.

Income Investor: bypass banks for a decent return

• Income Investor: RSA, dividend cuts and when to sell

• One of the best ‘income’ investments you can make

• Santander and my Spanish investment dilemma

The cost of diversification

5 reasons to become an income investor

ETFs to tap emerging markets

My first foray into European ETFs

Enterprise Inns and the urge to grab a profit

Is this the beginning of the end for PIBS?

The smashing investment returns of a lucky fool

A quality share to test my investment urges

Achieving returns of 27% can be plain sailing

Don't pay too much tax

Why I'm not buying retail bonds

Should you buy UK bank shares?

Should you buy Pibs?

The 3 accounts every investor needs

A starter pack of high-yielding ETFs

To the pub for a 6.5% bond

How to play the dividend game

The one gilt I would buy

My yield-seeking portfolio

The yield seeker's mindset

How I became a yield chaser

Articles on income investing

Standard Life joins trust shift to quarterly dividends

Inflation set to hit 3% after shock increase in October

Henderson Higher Income: ideal for cautious dividend hunters

• Which fund managers should we sack? 

• Bowie: inflation could trigger 30% losses for bond funds

• The Lolly survival guide to investing in bonds

Video guides to income investment

The search for income

Gavin Lumsden describes how income investors are being forced to buy higher risk bonds and shares to generate a decent income.

Income is the key to investment

From his Lolly Investor Programme series for beginners, Gavin Lumsden looks at the main asset classes available to investors and explains how they are all priced on the income they produce. He starts with commercial property.

Understanding shares and dividends

Gavin continues his income theme with an explanation of what shares are and how dividends work.

What are bonds and how do they work?

Gavin Lumsden concludes his introduction to investment income with a look at fixed interest stocks or bonds.

Why equity income investing is a good way to grow your money

Investing in stable, well-run businesses that pay healthy dividends can be a good way to turn your savings into income.

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