Savings

Isa revolution – or damp squib?

The Lifetime Isa, designed for the big life events of buying your first home and retiring, launches soon. John Stepek looks at how it works, and whether it’s any good.

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What different types of Isa are there – and are they any good?

Tax-free Isa accounts come in several different flavours in addition to plain cash or stocks & shares Isas. John Stepek looks at what’s available.

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.

How to achieve financial bliss in marriage

The secret to a long and happy marriage is to get it all out in the open, says Merryn Somerset Webb – starting with your finances.

Get your finances in shape in 2017

You’ve already joined the gym, signed up for Mandarin classes and filled your fridge with kale. Now it’s time to tackle your finances. So where should you begin?

A personal finance round-up of 2016

Ruth Jackson rounds up what happened this year and what you may need to do to shore up your finances.

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.

Ready your finances for 2017

With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your finances in order, says Ruth Jackson.

Where to get the best savings rate on your cash

Banks have been embarking on another round of interest-rate cutbacks. Ruth Jackson looks at where you can get the best returns on your savings.

Is it time to switch current accounts?

Interests rates on high-paying current accounts are coming under pressure. Sarah Moore looks at the options for savers.

Rewarding current accounts: a simple way to bag £600

Make the most of banking generosity thanks to their desperation to win new customers and bag a rewarding current account, says Ruth Jackson.

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