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The quirks that mean you can pay up to 200,000% in tax – and how to avoid them

The highest rate of income tax in the UK is normally 45% for people who earn £150,000 or more each year. But the convoluted and...

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 14:33


Want an annual tax free income of £30,000? Save via an ISA

The fact withdrawals from ISAs are tax free makes them an ideal way of saving to generate an income to supplement...

Tue, 26/03/2019 - 16:31


Who’s not using an ISA but almost certainly should be?

The number of ISAs opened has fallen consistently for the past six years, with 300,000 fewer accounts subscribed to in 2017-18 than...

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 11:22


Self-employed pensions: Making retirement work for you

The UK is in the midst of an entrepreneurial boom. The level of self-employment surged from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.6 million in 2015,...

Thu, 14/03/2019 - 11:33


Brexit-proofed funds for ISAs

Tuesday's defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal confirms investors continue to face a period of uncertainty as they approach the important tax year end...

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 16:18


6 tips to boost your ISA savings

As the tax-year-end looms and people are thinking about last-minute planning for their ISA, here are 6 quick steps to make the most of your...

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:22


Pension vs Lifetime ISA: which is best when you’re saving for retirement?

Former Chancellor George Osborne’s initiative to launch a Lifetime ISA almost two years ago has certainly divided opinion. Some believe the LISA offers a useful...

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:06


Short-sellers may be on to something in the UK (but they are getting stomped in the US)

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Not everyone approves of the practice of short-selling but supporters will point to the diligent research involved, the risk posed by the...

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 15:40


Share buybacks prove useless as Apple shares get crushed after profit warning

Apple frightened investors back in November when boss Tim Cook announced the firm would no longer disclose unit sales figures for iPhones, iPads and iMacs...

Thu, 03/01/2019 - 14:44


Six New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

Every year we all pledge to quit drinking, join a gym and eat more healthily, but most New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. Instead of...

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 11:29


World Investment Outlook - Chapter one: UK

The FTSE All-Share trades within barely 10% of an all-time high that it set in Spring 2018 but investors might not guess as much, given...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:48


World Investment Outlook - Chapter two: USA

Like him or loathe him, markets are having to listen to President Trump and keep an eye on his Twitter account for good measure (even...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:47


World Investment Outlook – Chapter three: Japan

The dream lives on, at least for Prime Minister (PM) Shinzō Abe. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be but a taster for the Liberal...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:46


World Investment Outlook – Chapter four: Asia

It could be argued that the Asian baby was rather thrown out with the Turkish bathwater in 2018, as a stronger dollar, weaker commodity prices...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:42


World Investment Outlook – Chapter five: Western Europe

Since 2012, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has done “whatever it takes” to keep the euro and the Eurozone’s economy on the road...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:36


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