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Will investors get a boost from the 'January Effect' this year?

As the New Year rolls in; many an eye will be firmly fixed on how the markets will fare in January and whether it will set the tone for the rest of the year.

How to be smart with your taxes in 2016

How to be smart with your taxes in 2016

Taxes: they have to be paid, but it can be quite a chore to deal with them. For many people, even just the routine process of filing a tax return can feel monotonous - so why would you want to even think about your tax affairs at any other time of year?

Cloud storage firm Iomart reports sky-high performance

As Iomart reports its first half results Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors.

United Utilities raises dividends despite dip in profits

As United Utilities publishes its half-year results, Ian Forrest, Investment Analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors.

West Brom makes it easy to save tax-free

The West Brom is adding to its range of online savings accounts by introducing a cash ISA version of its popular Easy Saver account.

UK plc dividend cover crumbles as profits plunge

Dividend cover for the index of 350 leading shares, a measure of how affordable and sustainable company dividends are, has hit a near six year low, according to new research by The Share Centre.

NS&I reduces interest rate on direct ISA

NS&I has announced that it is reducing the interest rate on its Direct ISA by 0.25% to 1.25% tax-free/AER. This change will come into effect from 16 November 2015. NS&I will be notifying customers affected by the interest rate reduction at least sixty days in advance of it taking place.

Personal investors own 30.6% of AIM listed companies

In light of yesterday’s ONS statistics bulletin highlighting the percentage of AIM shares belonging to individuals, Darren Cornish, Director of Customer Experience at The Share Centre, comments on what this means for personal investors.

Booker gets green light to acquire Musgrave Retail Partners

As Booker updates the market Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what this mean for investors.

Leeds launches competitive new 18 month savings bond

A new 18 month fixed rate bond with a highly competitive rate has been launched by Leeds Building Society.

Investor bets are on Paddy Power-Betfair merger

As Paddy Power and Betfair announce potential merger plans, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could mean for investors.

One in three over 50s turning to the stock market to help fund retirement

The over 50s are keeping a close eye on the stock market to make some money when they’ve stopped working as one in three have bought shares in a company to help fund their retirement, according to research by Saga Share Direct.

Persimmon sees profits and revenues rise thanks to a strong UK housing market

As Persimmon reports its H1 results Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors.

Halifax improves its one year fixed rate ISA

Halifax has increased the rate that customers will receive on its one year fixed rate ISA by 0.20%. At 1.60%, the one year ISA saver fixed is now one of the most competitive in the market.

Average ISA balances increase by 44% a year after tax-free limit increases

In the 12 months since the launch of the new ISA allowance (NISA), balances of new Halifax cash ISAs have increased 44% on average versus those opened 12 months ago, according to the latest Halifax Savings Review.