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.

Help-to-Buy Isas: the new way to give your child a leg up on the property ladder

Paying into a Help-to-Buy Isa could give a first-time buyer a sizeable sum towards the deposit on their first house.

Tread carefully in new-fangled peer-to-peer Isas

Putting your savings into a new peer-to-peer loans Isa is an interesting idea, says Sarah Moore. But don’t be too quick to jump in.

Are pension Isas a good idea?

Pensions and Isas both offer savers tax-efficient ways to save, but in slightly different ways. So, how will a ‘pensions Isa’ work? Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

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 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.

All you need to know about individual savings accounts

Whether you’re saving for your retirement or just growing your savings, individual saving accounts (Isas) are vital in reducing your tax bill. Here’s everything you need to know about investing with Isas.

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