One in three savers doesn’t know how to fight inflation – are you one of them?

New research commissioned by Zurich suggests that just over a third of savers are unsure of how to protect their money against rising inflation. The survey was carried out by YouGov, and asked 4,000 UK adults what they thought the best way to beat inflation was. The results showed that the most popular methods to beat inflation were: Investing in property (27%) Cash ISAs (13%) Stocks & Shares ISAs (7%) Bank and building society accounts (6%) Investing in the stock market (4%) Pension savings (3%) Other (3%) 37% of people said that ...

Savings: The ‘nicer’ ISA is coming soon, 6 reasons you can’t afford to miss out

27The Individual Savings Account, or ISA for short, has become hugely popular since it was introduced in the late 1990s. But from 1st July ISAs are changing. Firstly they will now be called the New ISA or NISA for short. But far more importantly there are other changes, which will bring huge opportunities for savers. So what’s changing? How can you benefit? What action do you need to take? We’ve got all the answers right here. #1: Limits are rising Currently you can pay up to £11,520 into an ISA, but from 1st July the ...

6 financial tips for grandparents

In the current financial climate the 'bank of mum and dad' is often needing to stay open for longer. We are seeing more and more instances of grandparents needing, and indeed wanting, to help out their financially stretched children and grandchildren. We’ve put together six financial tips for grandparents to help guide you through these tough economic times. Tip 1: Save tax efficiently It’s pretty obvious that the less tax you pay on savings and investments you make for your grandchildren the better the return will be....