Savings

FSCS: Slashed safety net is a headache for fixed-term savers

The deposit threshold cut to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme will come as a headache to fixed-term savers. Sarah Moore outlines the options.

Join the alt-fi revolution tax-free

Alternative finance is set to move further into the mainstream after the chancellor announced an “innovative finance” Individual Savings Account.

The Greek crisis has already hit your pocket

Ripples from the Greek debt crisis have already reached Britain, as the amount of savings guaranteed by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is to fall by £10,000

Changes to the UK’s deposit protection limit – here’s everything you need to know

From 2016, the amount of your money that will be protected from bank failure under the deposit protection scheme will fall by £10,000. Natalie Stanton examines the changes.

The website taking fund managers to task

For years, we’ve been carping on about how fund managers overtrade, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now there’s a website to hold them to account.

The ‘digital passport’ that could revolutionise British savings culture

In a bid to encourage us to save more, City institutions are developing a ‘digital passport’ that will make opening a new savings account as easy as buying a coffee.

Why Isas are still the best place for cash

George Osborne’s new tax-free allowance on cash deposits is good news, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But don’t neglect your Isa.

What Budget 2015 means for you (assuming George survives the election)

George Osborne has laid his cards on the table with his final Budget of this government. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.

A great year for Isas

The past year has been a much bigger and better one for individual savings accounts (Isas) than anybody expected this time last year.

The basics of investing in an Isa

An Individual Savings Account (Isa) is a tax-efficient wrapper for your savings and investments. You can fill it with investments such as funds, stocks or bonds – or just leave it in cash. Here, we introduce you to the basics of investing in Isas.

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.

Five of the best cash Isas

It’s important to get the best deal you can on your cash Isa – the best accounts are significantly higher than the worst ones. Here are five of the best cash Isas.

Five of the best Isas for shares

There are a few differences between charges for funds and charges for shares Isas. Here’s what to consider – and five of the best Isas for shares.

Five of the best brokers for bonds in an Isa

If you’re investing in bonds – either directly or through bond funds – it makes sense to consider holding them in an Isa. Here are five of the best Isas for bonds.

Should you pick an Isa or a Sipp?

If you’re planning to retire in the next few years, a pension may now be a better bet than an Isa. Here, we list five of the best Sipps available now.

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