The evolution of ethical investing

March 11, 2020
Ethical investment has traversed into the mainstream, as people increasingly choose to allocate their investable funds toward companies whose values and practices align with their personal beliefs, whether they be environmental, social, religious, or political. Some investors may choose to eliminate specific industries or allocate [...]

Spouses unnecessarily paying tax on inherited ISAs

August 30, 2019
Data1 shows that six out of seven bereaved partners could be paying tax unnecessarily on ISA savings they inherit. Since April 2015, bereaved spouses or civil partners have been entitled to an extra ISA allowance. This is achieved by what’s called an Additional Permitted Subscription (APS). [...]

Goals – based investing

August 30, 2019
Although it might be tempting to think that investing is just about getting the best possible return on one pot of money, goal-based investing, structuring your investment around your specific financial aims, has become a widely-used way of helping people plan their financial futures. Thinking [...]

Celebrating 20 years of the ISA

August 30, 2019
    Celebrating 20 years of the ISA The Individual Savings Account (ISA) was launched on 6th April 1999 and it hasn’t looked back. Today it’s estimated that 42% of adults hold one, which is hardly surprising considering how simple and tax-efficient they are. When [...]

What are the main asset classes?

February 12, 2019
With investing, the old saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ rings true. To improve the potential for long-term gains and spread risk, the best advice is to diversify your investment across a range of companies, asset classes and geographical regions. This helps [...]

Your ISA – Lump sum or regular savings?

July 26, 2018
The good news is that since 6th April you can use this year’s ISA savings allowance to put your hard-earned cash to work in a tax-efficient way. The 2018–19 allowance is a generous 20,000, and it makes sense to take advantage of this savings opportunity [...]

Savers looking to mix LISAs with pensions

April 3, 2017
Savvy savers are planning to save both in their pension plan and in the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA), following its launch this April. The new LISA has been designed as a savings vehicle for those aged 18 to 40 who want to save up [...]