Banking & savings
The latest on cash accounts, ISAs and other savings products, plus retail bond launches
21 May 2016
According to a national newspaper,, drastic cuts are being made to rates paid on five year bonds and ISAs in what analysts have dubbed to be a ‘domino effect’.
21 Apr 2016
Cathy Russell, tax and estate planning consultant at Canada Life writes exclusively for What Investment on how grandparents can fund school fees in a tax efficient way
15 Apr 2016
Jeremy Pearson, technical support manager at Canada Life, writes for What Investment on how life assurance policies can play a part in inheritance tax planning.
7 Apr 2016
Mark Polson, founder of The Lang Cat, reveals for What Investment what an investor should consider before choosing a fund supermarket for the first time.
6 Apr 2016
If you’re into pensions – and who isn’t? – then you may well have spotted that exit fees have become 'a thing'.
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18 Mar 2016
Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity has described the new Lifetime ISA, which was announced in the budget, as an attractive and welcome option for investors.
17 Mar 2016
In light of the changes to the capital gains tax regime announced by chancellor George Osborne in the budget, Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown, has outlined the tools he feels are best for investors seeking to minimise their capital gains tax bill.
Hargreaves Lansdown: Government's new Help to Save scheme 'a very attractive offer for those who can take advantage of it'
14 Mar 2016
The government announced details this morning of a new Help to Save scheme, which Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown described to What Investment as a ‘very attractive offer for those who can take advantage of it.
9 Mar 2016
With a predictability as mundane as rain on a bank holiday, the decision of the US Federal Reserve to lift its interest rates last December spooked markets, prompting an exit of capital from the emerging markets, and the clarion cry of Cassandras' proclaiming the next recession, inevitably destined to me more ferocious than the last.
25 Feb 2016
Investors considering deploying some capital in an Alternative Finance ISA should be aware that the risks far exceed those of a regular deposit account, according to Patrick Connolly, financial planner at Chase De Vere.
10 Nov 2015
David Smith, financial planner at Tilney Bestinvest believes investors pondering whether to take out one of the government’s Help to Buy Isa’s should consider several important questions before committing.
9 Jul 2015
Danny Cox, chartered financial planner at Hargreaves Lansdown, has outlined what he believes will be the consequences for private investors of the changes to how dividends are treated by the tax system at the present time.
8 Jul 2015
Restrictions on the level of tax relief available on buy-to-let mortgages have sent shares in UK house builders plummeting in the wake of George Osborne’s budget. ’
Chancellor George Osborne drops a bombshell for income investors and buy-to-let property owners in budget 2015
8 Jul 2015
The tax treatment for buy-to-let investors and those who derive a significant income from dividends has been greatly altered by the latest budget from chancellor George Osborne, which was delivered this morning.
26 Jun 2015
Many GPs have long considered themselves to be the unsung heroes of the NHS. They’re usually the first medic any patient visits and often the only person they need to see for treatment. When conditions are more serious, it is also the GP who will refer the patient to a more specialised medical expert.
24 Apr 2015
Dominic Neary, manager of the £477 million Scottish American Investment Trust, has outlined the reasons why he believes UK income investors should largely be avoiding the UK banking sector at the present time.