Savings

Innovative finance Isas: join the crowdfunding revolution and give your income a big boost

This April sees the launch of the innovative finance Isa, a new tax wrapper that’s been rushed into service to cope with the rapid growth of alternative finance.

How to invest for income

Record-low interest rates mean that you need to think like an investor, not a saver, to get a decent income from your Isa

The best software for keeping an eye on your investments

If you have a complicated portfolio, these software packages could help you keep track and monitor your performance.

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.

Taxing problems for savers

The next generation of retirees won’t have the perks this generation has, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Savers must invest their cash carefully.

Bad news for savers – the financial repression is set to continue

The Bank of England seems intent on holding down interest rates for longer. That’s terrible news for savers. So, what’s going on, and what can you do about it? John Stepek explains.

It pays to switch energy provider

Energy companies now have to tell customers about the cheapest tariff available. Sarah Moore explains what that means for your finances.

It pays to switch current accounts

Current accounts such as Santander’s 123 account take advantage of customer apathy, says Natalie Stanton.

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.

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