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Halifax rewrites fixed rate ISA rules

With 7.5million savers expected to fund new ISA accounts in the first three months of the tax year, Halifax has rewritten its fixed rate ISA rules to ensure these early funders don't miss out on the increased £15,000 ISA limit.

Schroders' Brookes shares his 2014 ISA tips

Following the announcement in the budget that the ISA limit will be increased to £15,000 in 2015, Marcus Brookes Head of Multi-Manager at Schroders, shares his views on a number of sectors and some of the funds available for ISA season.

Last-minute ISA savers

With just three weeks to go until the end of the tax year, only 36% of Stocks and Shares ISA savers surveyed by Fidelity Personal Investing say they have invested their full allowance for this tax year.

Confusion reigns over ISA transfers from stocks and shares to cash

More than one in ten (12 per cent) of the UK’s over 45s population with a stocks and shares ISA have considered transferring these funds into a cash version, according to new research from Nationwide Building Society, even though they cannot do so under current ISA rules.

Skipton increases rates on shorter-term ISAs

Skipton Building Society has launched a new Fixed Rate ISA range which sees interest rates increase on its one, two and three year products. Skipton’s five year product, a regular feature in best buy tables, is still paying 3.00%.

Asian Insurers invest £40 million into Schroder UK Property Fund

Schroder UK Property Fund (SPF) has announced the first investment into the fund by Asian institutions since it converted to a PAIF in July 2012.

Pension funds increase focus on risk and volatility

Over four-fifths (83%) of pension funds now have exposure to multi-asset strategies, according to the latest industry poll by Baring Asset Management (“Barings”).

Should you bet on emerging markets for your ISA?

In recent decades, savers have been looking further afield when it comes to making decisions for their Stocks and Shares ISA allowances.

Investors recommend to ‘buy’ on recovery outlook for Aviva

As Aviva reports Q4 results Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors.

Santander launches new cash ISA range

From Monday 10 March 2014, Santander’s new range of cash ISAs will be available to savers keen to make the most of their tax free savings.

Lloyds Bank increases rates on ISA range

Lloyds Bank has announced new savings rates across its range of ISAs ahead of the end of the tax year.

FTSE and Base Rate rise on the cards, say over 50s

Britain’s economic recovery is close at hand according to many over 50s – who think both the FTSE 100 Index and Bank of England Base Rate will rise by the end of 2014.

BSA calls for a Budget for savers

The Building Societies Association is calling on the Chancellor to deliver a budget for savers on 19 March and makes three specific proposals.

Fidelity makes ‘Price Promise’ to all personal investing customers

Fidelity Personal Investing has announced the Fidelity Price Promise to all its customers: if they find the same fund cheaper with our key, comparable, competitors, Fidelity will refund the difference.

Latin America set for better equity performance in 2014

With the spotlight turning to the World Cup and Elections in Brazil, Will Landers, senior portfolio manager of BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc, believes it will be a more positive year for the region, with Brazil in particular benefitting from a number of supportive factors.