Isas

Isa basics: what you need to know

All you need to know about how Isas work, including how much you can pay in, what you can hold, and how to transfer an Isa.

How to avoid paying any tax on your investments

The best way to increase your investment returns is to cut your costs. And one of the biggest costs is tax. John Stepek explains how to avoid it completely.

Should you swap a pension for a Lisa?

Lifetime individual savings accounts (Lisas) should be with us in April. Are they a better bet for your retirement? David Prosser investigates.

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Will Isas replace pensions?

Individual savings accounts (Isas) could be on track to replace personal pensions as the standard way to invest for the long term.


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.


When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa or pension, there are several investment platforms or online brokers to choose from, all offering different fee structures to suit varying individual investing habits.

How to find the best funds Isa

Charges for funds Isas vary greatly, so choosing the best broker for you takes research. Here, we aim to help you narrow down the types of brokers likely to suit you.

Innovative finance Isas: join the crowdfunding revolution and give your income a big boost

This April sees the launch of the innovative finance Isa, a new tax wrapper that’s been rushed into service to cope with the rapid growth of alternative finance.

How to invest for income

Record-low interest rates mean that you need to think like an investor, not a saver, to get a decent income from your Isa

Help-to-Buy Isas: the new way to give your child a leg up on the property ladder

Paying into a Help-to-Buy Isa could give a first-time buyer a sizeable sum towards the deposit on their first house.

The best software for keeping an eye on your investments

If you have a complicated portfolio, these software packages could help you keep track and monitor your performance.

Investing for the long term: four principles for prudent investing

Successful investing isn’t about chasing excitement – you need a sensible strategy that lets you sleep at night.