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.

IFIsas: 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.

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.

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