Isas

Should you get your child a Jisa?

If you have any money left over once you’ve used up your tax-free allowances, you could consider a junior Isa for your children. But keep an eye on normal children’s [...]

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.


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.

Everything you need to know about Isas

Ruth Jackson runs through the different types of individual savings accounts, or Isas, available to savers.

How to choose the best active funds for your Isa

Active funds are expensive and often perform poorly. But one type of active fund regularly beats the market and can be had for knock-down prices, says John Stepek: investment trusts.

Why you should stuff your Isa with these cheap funds

It makes a lot of sense to open a stocks and shares Isa. But what should you put in it? John Stepek explains why passive funds are an ideal investment.

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.

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.

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.

Will Isas replace pensions?

Individual savings accounts (Isas) could be on track to replace personal pensions as the standard way to invest for the long term.

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.

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.

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