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

9th Jan 2023

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…

How to transfer a stocks and shares ISA

11th Aug 2022

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…

How Much Can I Put in a Cash ISA? The Benefits of Early Saving

16th Apr 2024

Wondering how much you can save in a cash ISA? The new tax year started last week and now could be a good time to use your cash ISA allowance to the fullest. The limit for 2024/25 is £20,000. This offers a great chance to grow your savings without paying tax. Here, we will take…

The basics of exchange-traded funds: What are they? And should you invest in one

20th Mar 2024

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) allow investors to gain exposure to a large number of assets at a relatively low cost.  In this article we’re going to take a deep dive into the world of ETFs by explaining how they work while highlighting the advantages and risks.  Keep on reading for all the details, or click on…

Saving: Best savings accounts and how to get started

29th Feb 2024

There’s really no secret to it – saving is all about living within your means and putting whatever is left over into a high-interest savings account. However, there are a few rules you need to learn first. Once you have got those under your belt it’s simply a question of putting money away regularly and…

Save Money and Make Money Being Single

13th Feb 2024

Did you know that single households (those living alone) are the second most common type of household in the UK, accounting for almost 1 in 3 (30%) UK households in 2022. That’s 8.3 million households all together. One in three…who’d have thought? Certainly if you go to the supermarket or try to book a holiday…

Is a British Stocks & Shares ISA on the way? Here’s how it might work

13th Feb 2024

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has signalled he may be on the brink of announcing a British ISA in his Spring Budget. In this article we’re going to take a look at what a British ISA product could mean for UK investors. Keep on reading for all of the details, or click on a link to head straight…

Love is in the air: How joint accounts work (and the risks of opening one)

8th Feb 2024

Given Valentine’s Day has been and gone, we thought that now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the ins and outs of joint accounts. In this article we’re going to explore joint savings, joint investment, and joint bank accounts. Plus, we’ll touch on all of the things you need to be…

How to avoid scams: Guide to online scams, fraud and phishing

7th Dec 2023

Money makes the world go round. As much as we like to think money doesn’t control our lives – it’s a huge part of the every day. That’s why it can be so upsetting when you fall victim to a scam or fraud. Here is our A to Z of scams to be aware of,…

Why a Junior Stocks & Shares ISA could be the ideal Christmas present for your child

6th Dec 2023

Soon comes round, doesn’t it? With less than four weeks to go until the big day, many of us will be having a serious think about what we’d like to give our loved ones for Christmas. If you’ve children, you probably already have a long list, but in this article we’re going to add another…

What is short selling? And why is it risky?

29th Nov 2023

Short selling is a financial strategy where investors aim to make a handsome profit from struggling stocks. Yet despite the ‘get rich quick’ glamour often associated with short selling, borrowing stock to earn a profit is risky to say the least. In this article, we’re going to explain short selling in more detail. Plus we’ll…

What is compound interest and how does the magic work?

28th Nov 2023

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.