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Look beyond cash Isas to stocks and shares
Stocks and shares ISAs

Look beyond cash Isas to stocks and shares

Interest rates on cash Isa accounts are too low and stocks do better over the long term. Consider a stocks and shares Isa instead.
7 Jul 2020
Lifetime Isa penalty cut offers a crisis lifeline
Personal finance

Lifetime Isa penalty cut offers a crisis lifeline

The withdrawal penalty on lifetime individual savings accounts has been cut in an attempt to help struggling savers.
8 May 2020
The best savings accounts
Savings

The best savings accounts

If you're not getting much interest on your savings, you may want to consider switching your account. Here are the savings accounts offering the best …
24 Apr 2020
Innovative Finance Isas available to invest in now
Alternative finance

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…
5 Mar 2020
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Online Isa & Sipp providers cost comparison table
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Stocks and shares ISAs

Online Isa & Sipp providers cost comparison table

Below is a breakdown of the charges levied by some of the most popular online Isa platforms for funds and stocks & shares. Click on the broker name to…
28 Feb 2020
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Mini-bonds could spell big trouble for small investors
Personal finance

Mini-bonds could spell big trouble for small investors

Investors have been seduced by the high interest rates on mini-bonds, but they’re not as safe as they seem.
11 Dec 2019
Don’t give your children toys for Xmas, give money
Personal finance

Don’t give your children toys for Xmas, give money

If you give your children or grandchildren fashionable toys for Christmas they’ll soon forget about them – so put some money to work for them instead.
26 Nov 2019

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Beware of cash Isa scams
Personal finance

Beware of cash Isa scams

Fraudsters have been targeting savers by offering unrealistically high interest rates on cash Isas.
19 Nov 2019
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Child Trust Funds: where is your child’s cash?
Personal finance

Child Trust Funds: where is your child’s cash?

Your offspring may have a child trust fund tucked away. If so, their money is being consumed by fees
15 Oct 2019
The dangers of negative interest rates
Economy

The dangers of negative interest rates

Negative interest rates could spark the next financial crisis. And central bankers could end up the object of the public's wrath, says Merryn Somerset…
7 Oct 2019
The benefits of sitting tight with your savings
Personal finance

The benefits of sitting tight with your savings

Agreeing to lock up your cash can boost the interest rate on your savings significantly. Ruth Jackson-Kirby reports.
20 Aug 2019
Don't raid your pension savings to buy a property
Pensions

Don't raid your pension savings to buy a property

Housing minister James Brokenshire has suggested you should be able to raid your pension savings to fund the purchase of your first home. You shouldn'…
16 Jun 2019
Millions fall foul of pensions contributions rule
Pensions

Millions fall foul of pensions contributions rule

Almost a million savers could face punitive tax charges on their pension contributions because they have unwittingly triggered a substantial reduction…
29 May 2019
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The appeal of a private bank
Bank accounts

The appeal of a private bank

Private banks have long been surrounded by an air of prestige. But is the service they provide worth the extra cost?
17 May 2019
How to prepare for a Corbyn government
Tax

How to prepare for a Corbyn government

The real risk to your finances is not Brexit, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it's that the mismanagement of Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government. So h…
9 May 2019
Hargreaves Lansdown’s one-stop savings shop
Savings

Hargreaves Lansdown’s one-stop savings shop

Should you sign up to Active Savings, Hargreaves Lansdown’s new product aimed at “time-poor” savers?
7 May 2019
Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term
Isas

Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term

Far more cash Isas are set up than stocks and shares Isas, says Marina Gerner. That's odd given the higher returns from stocks in the long run.
19 Apr 2019
Should you get your child a Jisa?
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 no…
15 Mar 2019
Aim shares: make your Isa less taxing
Isas

Aim shares: make your Isa less taxing

Once considered too risky for an Isa, Aim shares can offer some valuable tax benefits to adventurous investors.
15 Mar 2019
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VCTs, EIS and SEIS: tax relief for brave investors
Isas

VCTs, EIS and SEIS: tax relief for brave investors

If you can stomach the risk involved in backing a company in its early stages, consider VCTs, the EIS and the SEIS. Generous tax breaks are on offer.
15 Mar 2019
Shares Isas: protect your assets from the taxman
Savings

Shares Isas: protect your assets from the taxman

Escape capital-gains and dividend taxes on investments ranging from stocks to corporate bonds with a shares Isa. Here’s how to find one that suits you…
15 Mar 2019
Isas: Where to stash your cash
Savings

Isas: Where to stash your cash

If you put your savings in a cash Isa, you will never be liable for tax, regardless of how much interest you accumulate. Here is an overview of the to…
15 Mar 2019