Isas

Duck the dividend tax with share Isas

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Our cash-strapped government is coming after shareholders with higher dividend taxes, but investment Isas are still tax-free.

The best Isa deals for your cash

Build up your savings in an Isa and it remains tax-free for life, no matter how large the lump sum becomes. Here’s our round-up of the top rates available.

IF Isas: a bold way to build your capital

Innovative Finance Isas are the newest kids on the block, offering diverse ways to invest, but be aware that high rewards mean greater risk.


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.


Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now

Innovative Finance Isas have been around since April 2016, but are only now becoming widely available. Here, we present a comprehensive list of IFIsas available to invest in now.


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 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.


What you can learn from the first Isa millionaire

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Invest in solid family-run firms, focus on dividend growth and take a long-term view, says noted private investor John Lee.

Tax breaks for early-stage investors with VCTs

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If you’ve already used your Isa and pension allowances, then venture capital trusts and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) may be the investment vehicles for you.

The best Isa deals for your cash

Build up your savings in an Isa and it remains tax-free for life, no matter how large the lump sum becomes. Here’s our round-up of the top rates available.

Making the most of the seven ages of investment

Your financial needs change as you get older, so your investment strategy needs to evolve in response. Matthew Partridge explains the key principles for making and keeping wealth throughout your life.

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.

The one problem with Isas, and how to avoid it

Isas are marvellous – apart from one thing. Pass them on to your heirs and they’ll pay inheritance tax. But there is a way around this, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Innovative Isas finally take off

Last year, new innovative finance individual savings accounts (IF Isas) failed to make a mark, says David Prosser. This year will be different.

A Christmas boost for the Lisa

Tired of turkey, 50 people opened a lifetime individual savings account on Christmas, says David Prosser – glad tidings to Lisa supporters.

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