Isas

A guide to the all-new Nisa

The Isa’s new incarnation, the Nisa, is a big improvement. Used wisely, it will shield even more of your money from the taxman. Ed Bowsher explains why and what you [...]

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Choosing the right investment platform for you

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investing platforms to choose from.

Also known as fund supermarkets, they all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.

Compare broker prices and services here.


How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.


Why everyone should have an Isa

The new individual savings account is a great way to shield your investments from tax, says David Thornton. There really is no excuse not to have one.

A guide to the all-new Nisa

The Isa’s new incarnation, the Nisa, is a big improvement. Used wisely, it will shield even more of your money from the taxman. Ed Bowsher explains why and what you should put in it.

Welcome to the new and improved Isa

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the pros and cons of the ‘New Isa’, the bigger, better version of the tax-efficient savings wrapper that most of us know and love.

Every investor should have one of these – and now they’ve just got better

From 1 July, the tax-free individual savings account gets a major overhaul. John Stepek explains what the changes are, and how they will affect you.

What you need to know about Isas and penny shares

David Thornton runs through the new Isa rules, and tell you how he thinks you should approach investing in a tax-free ‘wrapper’.

Saving for retirement: Isas versus Sipps

Sipps offer more generous tax breaks overall, but Isas are more flexible. So, which is better? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.

Cash Isas: Get a better rate on your savings

The times when savers could easily get more than 5% in a cash Isa are long gone. So keeping an eye on the top deals and switching accounts as necessary is critical. Here’s how to make the best of a bad situation.

Funds Isas: How to pick the best platform for you

Picking an Isa to hold your funds can be simple if you go about it the right way. There are dozens of platforms, but only a handful will offer the best deal.

Stocks & shares Isas: It pays to compare brokers

Many investors use the same broker for all their investments. But that could be expensive. It’s worth considering separate brokers for funds Isas, and for stocks and shares.

Now you can pop Aim shares into your Isa too

Last August, the government finally allowed Aim stocks to being held in an Isa. This has made stocks on the UK’s smaller companies board especially attractive from a tax perspective.

Adventurous investing: Spice up your Isa with exotic investments

You don’t just have to put shares in your Isa. You can buy a number of other asset classes, including some you might never have thought of as investments.

Sipps: Take control of your pension

If you’ve filled your Isa for the year and think the added tax relief is worth the restrictions, a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) may be worth considering.

Isas make sense – so act quickly

If you’re one of the many investors who don’t yet use an Isa, you might want to reconsider. If so, make sure that you act quickly – you have until 5 April 2014 if you want to make use of this year’s allowance.

Osborne gives savers a boost

Changes to tax-free savings accounts announced in the Budget are good news for savers.

A good budget for investors

Changes to pensions and individual savings accounts (Isas) has made this Budget the best in years, says John Stepek.

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