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Five reasons why you still need an ISA

Tax Free Key Means UntaxedThe announcement in the Budget, that savers will now receive a proportion of their savings interest tax-free, has led some people to suggest that ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) will no longer be needed. Since its introduction the ISA has become the foundation ...

Q & A: Everything you need to know about Help to Buy ISAs

Everything you need to know about Help to Buy ISAsAlmost everyone seems to be in agreement, getting on the housing ladder if you’re a first time buyer is harder than ever. A combination of rising house prices and stricter mortgage lending criteria is making life extremely ...

Automatic Enrolment: 6 facts you probably don’t know

Automaatic Enrolment: 6 facts you probably don't knowEven if it hasn’t affected you yet, you have probably heard about Automatic Enrolment by now. Automatic Enrolment started with larger employers in October 2012 and the adverts, with workers shouting “we’re all in”, have been hard to avoid. ...

SIPPs: 6 tips to help you choose the right SIPP provider

6 tips to help you choose the right SIPP providerPensions Freedom, coupled with new legislation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding the amount of capital needed to be held by SIPP providers, mean the landscape of the self-invested market is changing. Whether your are a ...

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Retirement: Pensions Wise opens for business, but what does it actually do?

Pensions Wise opens for business, but what does it actually do?Budget speeches rarely live long in the memory, but George Osborne’s 2014 Budget revolutionised retirement, giving savers greater access to their pension pot, whilst introducing a new concept: ‘guidance’. In his speech Mr Osborne said that ...

Budget 2015: Winners and losers

Investment Sense Verdict_istock George Osborne certainly pulled some unexpected rabbits from the hat in his last Budget before the general election. In last year's Budget, savers and those people approaching retirement were the main winners. Today's Budget ...

Budget 2015: The headlines

Budget 2013 the headlines Despite the leaks, today’s Budget saw George Osborne pulling plenty of rabbits out of his hat, which will be of particular interest to first time buyers and savers. In his final Budget Mr Osborne was in bullish mood, reminding ...

Retirement: Revealed, why women expect 25% lower income in retirement

equal payDespite moves to equalise the pay of men and women, new research has shown that this has yet to filter through to people in retirement. New research from the Prudential has highlighted the large gap between the expected retirement income of men and women. As part ...