Investment Isas

Cut your tax bill with B shares

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Investors wanting to minimise higher-rate tax liabilities, and still receive attractive distributions from investment trusts, should consider the new breed of B shares.

Vintage watches can be a timely investment

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Legend has it that the wristwatch first became popular in World War I. Soldiers and aviators found having to fumble around in a pocket to find their watch while engaging with the enemy troublesome...

Shelter from the taxman with VCTs

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

Venture capital trusts (VCTs) have been attracting a great deal of interest from investors this year for one key reason: tax.
The government's decision to restrict tax relief on pension...

How high earners can escape the 50% rate of tax

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

High earners are leaving the UK at the rate of nearly 10 a week to escape the new 50% upper rate of tax on income over £150,000 that comes into force on 6 April. That's according to Rich List...

Why 2010 is the year of the ISA

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

The UK may have finally stuck its nose out of recession, but the wider economy still looks shaky. And don't even mention politics and taxation, which are fraught with uncertainty and hazards....

Ensure your ISA suits your age

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

ISAs have clearly established themselves as a key element of the UK's personal finance furniture.
The figures speak for themselves: November 2009's gross stocks and shares ISA sales of...

Does your ISA suit your appetite for risk?

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Picking the top-performing funds can help deliver good returns on your individual savings account, but it's also important to build a balanced portfolio.
By holding a diversified range of...

How ETFs could boost your ISA

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Combining the benefits of collective investments with the simplicity of shares, exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer an interesting investment option when it comes to your ISA allowance.
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10 tax tips to follow before April

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 | Article

ISA optimisation
ISAs remain attractive, particularly for higher-rate taxpayers, as they enable them to avoid...

How a self-select ISA puts you in control

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Rather than letting a fund manager look after your stocks and shares individual savings account, you might prefer to take on the job yourself with a self-select ISA.
These are available...