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.

Five of the best cash Isas

The new personal savings allowance has reduced the tax advantage of cash Isas, but they’re still a useful way to save. Here are five of the best.

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.

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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.


Isa calculator

Use our simple Isa calculator to find out how money deposited in an Isa account can grow over time.

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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.


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

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.

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.

The best books on investing for beginners

Four of the best books on passive investing, from a very simple introduction to an in-depth analysis.


What Osborne’s pensions overhaul means for you

Pensions are changing – for the better in the long term. But in the short term, we’ve got a complicated mess. Charlie Corbett looks at the best ways to squirrel away your cash.

Carry on Osborne – a romp through the Budget

John Stepek runs through the main points of the Budget – and catches up on the rather more important stuff happening on the other side of the Atlantic.

Lifetime Isas, CGT and corporation tax: the main points of the Budget

In his eighth Budget as chancellor, George Osborne announced a new “Lifetime Isa”, reduced corporation tax, and raised personal tax thresholds. Here are the main points of his Budget speech.

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.

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