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Beware of cash Isa scams
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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
Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term
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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
Isas: Where to stash your cash
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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
The best cash Isas for last-minute transfers
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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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The best Isa deals for your cash
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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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Don’t abandon cash Isas
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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
Getting the best deal on your cash Isa
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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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Everything you need to know about Isas
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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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What Osborne’s pensions overhaul means for you
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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 t…
24 Mar 2016
Five of the best cash Isas
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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.
9 Mar 2016
A great year for Isas
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A great year for Isas

The past year has been a much bigger and better one for individual savings accounts (Isas) than anybody expected this time last year.
12 Mar 2015
The basics of investing in an Isa
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The basics of investing in an Isa

An Individual Savings Account (Isa) is a tax-efficient wrapper for your savings and investments. You can fill it with investments such as funds, stock…
12 Mar 2015
Five of the best cash Isas
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Five of the best cash Isas

It’s important to get the best deal you can on your cash Isa – the best accounts are significantly higher than the worst ones. Here are five of the be…
12 Mar 2015
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A guide to the all-new Nisa
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A guide to the all-new Nisa

The Isa’s new incarnation, the Nisa, is a big improvement. Used wisely, it will shield even more of your money from the taxman. Ed Bowsher explains wh…
3 Jul 2014
Welcome to the new and improved Isa
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Welcome to the new and improved Isa

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the pros and cons of the 'New Isa', the bigger, better version of the tax-efficient savings wrapper that most of us know…
1 Jul 2014
Every investor should have one of these – and now they’ve just got better
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Every investor should have one of these – and now they’ve just got better

From 1 July, the tax-free individual savings account gets a major overhaul. John Stepek explains what the changes are, and how they will affect you.
30 Jun 2014
Saving for retirement: Isas versus Sipps
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Saving for retirement: Isas versus Sipps

Sipps offer more generous tax breaks overall, but Isas are more flexible. So, which is better? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.
7 May 2014
Isa providers had better get moving
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Isa providers had better get moving

The creation of the merged Isa was great news. Now the providers need to come up with one - the sooner the better.
15 Apr 2014
The Isa revolution 2014
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The Isa revolution 2014

In his latest video Ed Bowsher explains how Isas work, why they're such an attractive investment vehicle, and why the new rules introduced in the budg…
27 Mar 2014
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Isas make sense – so act quickly
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Isas make sense – so act quickly

If you’re one of the many investors who don’t yet use an Isa, you might want to reconsider. If so, make sure that you act quickly – you have until 5 A…
21 Mar 2014
Why the new combined Isa could mean a much better return on your money
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Why the new combined Isa could mean a much better return on your money

Combining cash and stocks & shares Isas ought to mean that investors will get a better return on cash waiting to be invested.
20 Mar 2014
The best homes for your savings
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The best homes for your savings

Virgin Money has fostered plenty of coverage with the launch of its latest cash Isas. But how do they compare with elsewhere in the market?
20 Nov 2013