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ISA guide to saving in stocks & shares and cash

by Gavin Lumsden on Mar 07, 2014 at 14:50

Saving into an ISA or individual savings account is like putting your money in storage. You have up to three boxes you can use: a cash ISA, stocks and shares ISA and a junior ISA.

Autumn Statement: NS&I to the rescue!

by Gavin Lumsden on Dec 05, 2013 at 15:20

The chancellor had little to offer savers although National Savings & Investments emerged as a surprise winner of the mini-Budget.

Pru scores legal victory against HMRC over with-profits dividends

by Brian Cantwell on Nov 08, 2013 at 11:16

Thousands of Prudential with-profits investors could be in line to receive a share of around £150 million after a High Court judge ruled that HM Revenue & Customs had unfairly taxed ‘several thousand dividends’ between 1990 and 2007.

7.5% clean energy bonds get the Kennedy touch

by Michelle McGagh on May 31, 2013 at 09:00

Bobby Kennedy, environmental activist and nephew to JFK, is teaming up with Australian airline tycoon Gerry McGowan. The pair are launching EnergyBonds to raise money for renewable energy.

Q&A: what are Pibs and perpetual bonds?

by Michelle McGagh on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:36

The high interest rates from permanent interest-bearing shares (Pibs) and perpetual bonds make them a good alternative for savers who are aware of the risks.

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