Savings

Saving is not as simple as you might think

Choosing a savings account should be easy. But as Merryn Somerset Webb explains, the reality is more complicated.

Forget pensioner bonds – if Osborne really wanted to boost Britain, he’d do this

Pensioner bonds are a terrible idea, says Bengt Saelensminde – and morally wrong to boot. Here’s a much better idea for George Osborne to consider.

Osborne digs deep with the new pensioner bonds

Merryn Somerset Webb explains why retirees should let the chancellor buy their affection with the new pensioner bonds.

How George Osborne helped small-cap investors in 2014

By making Aim stocks eligible for tax-free Isas, George Osborne has really increased the potential returns for investors, says David Thornton.

Why I’m not excited about Osborne’s 'pensioner bonds'

Ignore the hype surrounding George Osborne’s ‘pensioner bonds’, says David Thornton. Investing in penny shares makes much better sense.

Inheritance tax: Turning a dream into hard cash

George Osborne has come up with some clever ways to hobble inheritance tax, says Merryn Somserset Webb.

Autumn Statement: Osborne overhauls stamp duty, Isas and pensions

Kam Patel examines the main points of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, in which he revamped stamp duty and made changes to Isas and pensions.

Fund managers need bringing back down to earth

Fund managers should remember that they are responsible for the finances not of financial advisers and pension funds, but of ordinary people.

Learn the moral of this banking horror story

Transferring money to someone else’s bank account by mistake is easily done, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it’s a lot harder to fix.

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.

Don’t listen to Mark Carney’s ‘forward guidance’

Following the Bank of England’s ‘forecasts’ is, at best, pointless, says Bengt Saelensminde. But it can also be very damaging to your wealth.

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.

Tesco launches current account offering 3% interest

Tesco Bank, the supermarket giant’s banking arm, has launched its first current account, giving customers 3% interest on balances up to £3,000.

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