3 reasons why you shouldn’t wait to open a stocks and shares ISA

Reading Time: 6 mins Stash your investments in a stock and shares ISA and you won’t have to pay dividends, capital gains or income tax on any returns. This is why ISAs are often the first port of call for newbie investors. Yet the ISA tax-free wrapper is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Thanks to the cost … read more

How to transfer a stocks and shares ISA

Reading Time: 4 mins Do you have a stocks and shares ISA? If so, did you know you don’t have to stick with your existing provider until you’re ready to sell your shares? That’s because ISA transfers make it easy to switch providers without your investments losing their tax-free status. However, to do a transfer properly there’s an important … read more

Why women should invest in stocks and shares ISAs

Reading Time: 5 mins Investing isn’t just for men-folk! Women should invest too! Ladies are losing out on good money just by failing to put money into stocks and shares ISAs each year. The latest research shows that, on average, 21% of men have a stocks and shares ISA compared to only 13% of women. Perhaps more significant is … read more

Stocks and shares ISAs: how to pick the best

Reading Time: 8 mins As we always say, don’t be scared of stocks and shares ISAs! With a little knowledge and a willingness to take (even small) risks, an equities ISA can easily out-perform your cash ISA over the long-term. We’ve banged on about this in detail in this article – but the short version of it is this: … read more

The pros and cons of investing in blue-chip stocks

Reading Time: 4 mins Blue-chip investing refers to buying shares in mammoth, established organisations with proven business models. Blue-chip investments are generally considered low risk, and have a reputation for delivering reliable returns. This is probably one of the reasons why legendary investor Warren Buffet enjoys stocking up on blue-chips. However, buying shares in large companies isn’t for everyone. … read more

Revealed! The shares that paid the highest dividends in 2022

Reading Time: 4 mins Everyone loves a dividend! So, with the year drawing to a close we thought we’d take a look at the FTSE 100 members with the highest dividend yields. Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link to head straight to a section… What are dividends? What is a dividend yield? Which … read more

Why a Junior ISA could be the ideal Christmas gift for your child

Reading Time: 5 mins This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wealthify If you’ve children, caring about their financial prospects is a natural parental instinct. Will your child ever afford to buy their own home? Will university fees continue to rise? With the festive season *almost* on the horizon, new research from Wealthify suggests opening a Junior ISA … read more

What is the FTSE 250 index and how do you invest in it?

Reading Time: 5 mins The FTSE 250 is a share index consisting of 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The 250 is typically more volatile than its FTSE 100 cousin, and is often the index of choice for investors looking to put their faith in smaller, growing companies. So, why do you need to know about … read more

Make and save £500 a month for your ISA!

Reading Time: 7 mins Want to make and save £500 a month for your ISA? The tax-free allowance for the 2022 financial year is £20,000. So, rather than have your savings languish in an ordinary account, make the most of the tax benefits ISAs bring. In today’s low-interest environment, taking full advantage of your tax-free allowance is more important … read more

What is compound interest and how does the magic work?

Reading Time: 6 mins Want to learn about compound interest? Here’s everything you need to know about how it works, how to calculate it, and how you can use it to build wealth.

What is a dividend yield? 5 top UK shares paying a high income

Reading Time: 5 mins Here’s how a dividend yield works, along with 5 top UK shares paying high levels of income to shareholders who invest in these stocks.

What are penny stocks and are cheap shares worth investing in?

Reading Time: 5 mins Here’s all you need to know about penny stocks and shares. We’ll explain if these investments are actually cheap, popular options, and how to invest.

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