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Investment Sense View

Retirement: Workplace pensions better than Lifetime ISAs

Walking direction on asphaltHow should you save for your retirement? An influential Government minister believes that workplace pensions are a better option than the new Lifetime ISA, and we agree! Lifetime ISAs were announced in the Budget earlier this year and will be available from April 2017 ...

The London Marathon, how did Bev do?

Bev marathon 2 150pxWe are thrilled to let you know our Managing Director, Bev Stoves, completed the Virgin London Marathon on 24 April 2016. So, how was it? Apart from getting married and having children, it was definitely up there as one of the best days ever! ...

Savings: Cash ISA v ‘traditional’ savings account, how do rates compare?

Road sign blue with words Tax FreeThe new Personal Savings Allowance (PSA) now means that many savers won’t pay any tax whatsoever on the interest from their savings. Under the new rules, introduced from 6th April 2016, basic rate (20%) taxpayers will be able to receive ...

Savings: Should you be tempted by ‘mini’ bonds?

Opposition chats write on the blackboardThere seems to be precious little expectation that interest rates will start to rise anytime soon, so savers can be excused for considering other options to try and improve on the return they receive. One option is to consider so-called ‘mini’ ...

Investment Sense News

Savings: Rates fall further as the drought continues for savers

desert with wet place on itAs if savers needed any confirmation, new research has shown that interest rates are still falling. What’s more, there is no end in sight to the drought, which has seen hard pressed savers endure an unprecedented period of low interest ...

Pensions: New service launched to help track down lost pensions

The words LOST & FOUND written in vintage letterpress type The Government has launched a new website to help people track down old workplace and personal pensions, which they may have forgotten about, or lost touch with. It is believed that over £400 million in pensions remains ...

The ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ continues to grow

The ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ continues to grow 150pxThe ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ continues to grow, in fact, new research shows that if it were actually a bank or building society, it would make it into the top 10 largest mortgage lenders in ...

Retirement: Are Annuities dead?

exitusWhen George Osborne announced Pension Freedom some two years ago, many people predicted the end of the Annuity, suggesting that the new found freedoms would make the traditional way of turning a pension pot into an income obsolete. So, one year on from the start of ...