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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…
14 Jan 2020
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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?

Your offspring may have a child trust fund tucked away. If so, their money is being consumed by fees
15 Oct 2019
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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
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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
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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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Funds

Six investment trusts for your Isa

Looking for ideas on what to put in your Isa this year? MoneyWeek’s model investment trust portfolio might be a good place to start – and for those wh…
15 Mar 2019
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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

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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
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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
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Savings

IF Isas: look beyond stocks and bonds

You can now put a wide range of alternative investments  in the tax-free wrapper, with the Innovative Finance Isa, (IF Isa). But tread carefully.
15 Mar 2019
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Alternative finance

Peer-to-peer: cutting out the middleman could cost you

There are a vast array of peer-to-peer lending sites. That’s why you need a company to help research and collate the ones that might suit you.
11 Mar 2019
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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…
1 Feb 2019
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Personal finance

Lisas limp on, but savers are missing out

Lifetime individual saving accounts have hardly been a roaring success. In the 2017-2018 tax year, the average contribution was £3,114 per account, £4…
14 Dec 2018
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Sipps sued over scams

Clients and providers disagree on who should be responsible for spotting fraud, says David Prosser.
26 Oct 2018
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Personal finance

Don’t lose your child’s savings

Child trust funds turn 16 this year – but a million accounts have been abandoned. Is yours one of them?
31 Aug 2018
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A stress-free way to switch current accounts

Breaking up with your bank shouldn’t be difficult, says Ruth Jackson. If you’re looking to change current accounts, here’s how to do it.
8 Jun 2018
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Asos: setting the trend when it comes to savings

The retailer’s plan to offer a range of savings options may inspire others, says David Prosser.
18 May 2018
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The best cash Isas for last-minute transfers

It’s not too late to take advantage of your Isa allowance, says Ruth Jackson. Here are the best options for your cash.
30 Mar 2018
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What you can learn from the first Isa millionaire

Invest in solid family-run firms, focus on dividend growth and take a long-term view, says noted private investor John Lee.
16 Mar 2018
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Personal finance

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.
16 Mar 2018
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Personal finance

Duck the dividend tax with share Isas

Our cash-strapped government is coming after shareholders with higher dividend taxes, but investment Isas are still tax-free.
16 Mar 2018
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Personal finance

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 avail…
16 Mar 2018
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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 f…
15 Mar 2018
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Isas

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.
9 Mar 2018
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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 So…
5 Mar 2018
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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.
2 Feb 2018
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Personal finance

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.
19 Jan 2018
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Personal finance

Take advantage of flexible Isas

Ruth Jackson explains why it’s worth taking advantage of the flexibility these products offer.
20 Oct 2017
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Barclays stockbroking: not so smart

Barclays has managed to infuriate thousands of its customers with the launch of its new stockbroking service. Here's what to do it if affects you.
6 Oct 2017
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Personal finance

Don’t abandon cash Isas

People are abandoning cash Isas in their droves since the introduction of the personal savings allowance. But abandoning cash Isas completely is a mis…
29 Aug 2017
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Stocks and shares Lisa market becomes more competitive

AJ Bell is the latest mainstream broker to introduce a stocks and shares lifetime individual savings account (Lisa), It becomes the fourth investment …
7 Jul 2017
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Dividend-tax grab shows why Isas and pensions still matter

Philip Hammond’s 2017 budget is another reminder that assuming that the tax system won’t change is always a dangerous foundation for financial plannin…
17 Mar 2017
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IF Isas: a slow start for innovative finance

The innovative finance (IF) Isa was announced two years ago, says Ben Judge. But it's been slow progress since then.
7 Mar 2017
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Personal finance

Software for stock pickers

Online tools make it much easier to analyse potential investments. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the options.
7 Mar 2017
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Advice and tips from a beginner who set out alone

Investing can make a rewarding hobby – but go carefully, especially if you’re managing others’ money too.
7 Mar 2017
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A leg-up onto the property ladder with an Isa

You can save for a new home with help-to-buy or lifetime Isas. Which is best, asks Emma Lunn.
7 Mar 2017
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What has Lisa got to offer?

The new kid on the block offers a generous incentive to save and may even come to replace pensions, says David Prosser.
7 Mar 2017
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Building your own fund portfolio

Investing doesn’t need to be left to the experts – with a little common sense most people can make their own decisions.
7 Mar 2017
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The best brokers for your Isa

We asked MoneyWeek readers for their views on the top stockbrokers. Here are the results of our survey.
7 Mar 2017
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Getting the best deal on your cash Isa

There is no denying that cash Isas aren’t as attractive as they used to be, says Ruth Jackson. But that's not to say you shouldn't have one.
7 Mar 2017
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Personal finance

Everything you need to know about Isas

Ruth Jackson runs through the different types of individual savings accounts, or Isas, available to savers.
7 Mar 2017
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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…
25 Feb 2017
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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…
24 Feb 2017
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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 wheth…
23 Feb 2017
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Isas

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.
22 Feb 2017
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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 compl…
21 Feb 2017
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Personal finance

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.
16 Dec 2016
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Personal finance

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.
2 Sep 2016