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Jan 04
New Year, new ISA?

Do you save into an ISA? Chances are, you’re not getting the best deal you could. Many ISAs offer great rates to start with, only to become poor value if savers neglect them over time. New Year is your opportunity to hunt down better value! In the current tax year you can save up to

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Apr 27
Why you should call your kids Bill

Let’s face it, kids are expensive. Most of us don’t want to think about how much we’ll end up paying for our bundles of joy. The only silver lining is that all these expenses are predictable – so we should be able to plan for them. Unbelievably (or maybe not), the Centre for Economic and

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Feb 17
Get wiser with ISAs

A bigger and more flexible ISA allowance is great news. Reaping maximum benefit from it is another matter. If you want to stop throwing away unnecessary tax, then follow the seven pillars of ISA wisdom. Today’s fun statistic: if we all could use all our ISA allowances this year, then as a nation we’d save

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Dec 15
The Holly and the ISA

‘So here it is, Merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun!’ It’s hard to argue with Slade. But we should also listen hard to the line that comes after: ‘Look to the future now, it’s only just begun.’ You’ll find no shortage of money saving tips and financial hints at this time of year. They range from

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Jul 23
Do you know how to make the most of your NISA allowance?

Richard Troue, Head of Investments at Hargreaves Lansdown, asks, do you know how to make the most of your NISA allowance? One of the best ways to maximise long-term savings is to make use of tax-efficient savings, including Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs).  An ISA is simply a wrapper within which you can shelter your capital

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May 19
What are peer-to-peer ISAs?

“I was listening to the Budget in March and the Chancellor mentioned something about peer-to-peer ISAs.  It sounded like this was something that could bring a better return than a cash ISA.  Can you explain what’s involved please?” Peer-to-peer lending has been available for some time, but the proposal to allow it in an ISA

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Apr 22
Ask the expert: NISAs

The recent changes to ISAs can be confusing, especially when they don’t come into affect until July, but the new tax year has already begun. Here’s what you need to know.The recent changes to ISAs can be confusing, especially when they don’t come into affect until July. Here’s what you need to know.

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Apr 03
Top 10 myths about… ISAs

There are only a few days left to take advantage of ISA tax reliefs for the 2013/14 tax year. Danny Cox explores the 10 popular held misconceptions about ISAs.

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Mar 31
The biggest ISA mistakes

There are only a few more days to take advantage of tax-free savings in the 2013/14 financial year. If you’re doing some last-minute saving, here are some common pitfalls to avoid.

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Jul 03
Top 5 most popular questions about ISAs

What are the most common questions about ISAs? James Robson clears up some of your most common queries.