Investments Unwrapped: A buyer’s guide to furniture

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A bonus podcast series brought to you by MoneyWeek and The Platinum Card from American Express. In episode three, Olly Mann talks to John Stepek, executive editor of MoneyWeek, and antique furniture expert James Kaye about how to end up sitting on a nest egg.

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Spend for the future

The Platinum Card from American Express allows you to save as you spend, earning you a Membership Rewards® point for every £1 you spend on your Card. Your points can be used to pay for almost any item on your Card Statement – including a set of dining chairs from your favourite designer – and they never expire, so you can save them up and spend them when the time is right.

What’s more, The Platinum Card also offers over 30 travel and lifestyle benefits, including airport lounge access, worldwide travel insurance, as well as a 24/7 Concierge service that can book you dinner out after a day of antique shopping, or an action-packed holiday away.

For more information and to apply for The Platinum Card, click here.

Annual fee: £575. Terms and conditions apply.

Important information 

If you’d prefer a Card without any rewards, other features or a Cardmembership fee, an alternative is available – the Basic Card. Go to americanexpress.com/uk/basic-card for more information. Applicants must be 18 or over. Approval is subject to status, and Terms and Conditions apply.

Membership Rewards points are not earned on balance transfers, cash advances, American Express travellers cheque purchases, foreign exchange, fees and interest charges for returned payments, finance charges, late payment and referral charges, fees/charges including joining, annual and Membership Rewards fees. Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions apply to all Membership Rewards points redemptions. Visit americanexpress.com/uk/mr-terms.

For full Terms and Conditions of The Platinum Card, please visit americanexpress.co.uk/platinum

American Express Services Europe Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

This article does not constitute personal advice and is not a personal recommendation on the specific products mentioned. If you’re not sure whether an investment of this type is right for you, please seek advice from suitable financial advisers who will be able to advise based on your personal circumstances. If you choose to invest, the value of your investment could be at risk and fall, so you could get back less than the amount you put in originally.

Investing in furniture is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.



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