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

21st 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…

Why women should invest in stocks and shares ISAs

1st Feb 2022

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…

Can you become an ISA Millionaire?

21st Apr 2023

This investing post is sponsored by Alliance Trust. According to HMRC, there are roughly 2,000 ISA millionaires in the UK. Collectively, these individuals have managed to squirrel away £2.8 billion in tax-efficient accounts – an impressive feat! But is becoming an ISA millionaire a realistic goal for many? And why do so many ISA millionaires…

‘Sell in May and go away’: Is it Fact or Fiction?

15th Apr 2023

‘Sell in May and go away’ is a well-known investing adage that suggests stock prices usually perform poorly between May and October. But is there really any truth to this theory? And what does past data tell us about average stock market performance between these months? Keep on reading for all the details or click…

Investing stateside: How to buy US shares in the UK

14th Apr 2023

Investing in US shares can be a good way to gain exposure to some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world. From tech powerhouses such as Apple and Microsoft, to retail giants like Walmart and Amazon, the US stock market is certainly synonymous with the spirit of capitalism. But for many people,…

Bed and ISA: What is it? And should you do it?

3rd Apr 2023

On Thursday 6 April, the 2023/24 tax year began and if you’re an investor, it’s worth sitting up and paying attention. Not only did the £20,000 annual ISA allowance refresh on 6 April, but the existing capital gains and dividends tax allowances were slashed. What this all means is if you’ve investments sitting in an…

All you need to know about Stocks and Shares

21st Feb 2023

Here are all the basics you need to know about the stock market and shares, including how and where to invest.

All You Need to Know about ISAs

7th Feb 2023

ISAs are basically a way to save or invest money that is tax-free. They may seem confusing as there are different types of ISAs and each ISA has different rules, but in this ‘all you need to know’ guide to ISAs we explain what they are and what the rules mean. What is an ISA?…

The pros and cons of investing in blue-chip stocks

6th Jan 2023

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….

Revealed! The shares that paid the highest dividends in 2022

28th Dec 2022

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…

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

24th Aug 2022

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…