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Halifax opens late for ISA season

With the end of the tax year looming, Halifax is making life easier and more convenient for customers by opening the majority of its branches late. The bank expects to open a new ISA in its branches every five seconds when they open on April 7th, the first working day of the new tax year.

Leeds Building Society confirms NISA changes for cash savers

Savers with Cash ISAs with Leeds Building Society will be able to top these up to the new raised £15,000 annual allowance come July.

Where are savers putting their money this year?

In the run up to the end of the tax year, Fidelity Personal Investing commissioned a poll of ISA savers, where people were asked about their priorities for their annual allowances.

Tips to spring clean your finances for new tax year

As the fifteenth anniversary of ISAs approaches, the next tax year’s annual ISA allowance of £15,000 is likely to encourage savers and, with interest rates remaining low, stocks and shares ISAs are looking increasingly attractive.

Is Britain saving enough?

Almost two thirds (63%) of Brits still haven’t used their ISA allowance this tax year, according to research by the TSB. Just 15% of people have used their full 2013/14 ISA allowance, with only a fifth (22%) investing a partial amount.

Santander confirms new ISA (NISA) fixed rate cash terms

Savers keen to take advantage of the new ISA (NISA) increased £15,000 limit and make the most of their tax free savings, will be able to make deposits in to their Santander 2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA account up to 31 August 2014 (for products opened from 10 March 2014).

Bank of Scotland extends fixed rate ISA funding window

In response to last week’s Budget, Bank of Scotland has made changes to its fixed rate ISA rules so that customers don’t miss out on the increased £15,000 NISA limit.

Make your money work harder in the new financial year

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has now announced the UKs annual budget. For some people there will be great benefits, and for others, it may mean that they have to give up a few of life’s luxuries, or at least cut down.

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%.

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.

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.