Savings: 5 accounts to get your cash working harder

5 accounts to get your cash working harderSavers have waited for over five years for interest rates to rise and there is no sign that they will start to move during the next few months. So we’ve scoured our best buy tables and come up with five accounts; ISAs, non-ISA and for children, which we really like and will get your savings work harder for you. Here they are, click on the name of the account for more information. Tax-free and instant access: Coventry Building Society ...

Budget 2014: Winners and Losers

Investment Sense Verdict_istock George Osborne certainly pulled some rabbits from the hat in his latest Budget. In fact, if you are a saver or have a pension, then today’s Budget will go down as the most significant in a generation. So, who are the winners and who lost out? We reveal all. Budget 2014: WinnersWinners Prospective pensioners When you get to retirement and need to convert your pension pot into an income, you ...

Our financial wish list – 6 things we’d like to see change in 2014

Our financial wish list  6 things we’d like to see change in 2014 150pxThe financial landscape seems to change quicker than ever these days. Some changes will make you better off, others will cost you money, some will make your life simpler, others will make it more complex. We’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with six changes we’d like to see in 2014, which would make many people better off, whilst increasing fairness and transparency. Do you agree with us? What would you like to see changed? Leave ...

6 last minute jobs to take care of before the end of the tax year

clouds in shape of figureThe end of the tax year is nearly upon us, but there is still just enough time left to take care of those last minute jobs which will help to make your savings, investments and pensions work harder for you. 1. ISA contributions We say this every year, but if you don’t use your annual ISA (Individual Savings Account) allowance you lose it. In the current tax year you can pay up to £11,280 ...