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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.

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.

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.

Young adults still confused by Stocks and Shares ISA

The nation’s young adults are being put off investing in Stocks and Shares ISAs due to confusion over what it is the product purports to do and a wariness of the risks associated with investing in stock exchanges, according to a study carried out on behalf of AXA Wealth.

AXA Self Investor aims to make investing easier

AXA Self Investor has announced changes to its pricing, which cut the cost of investing through its online investment service.

Nationwide calls on Chancellor to equalise ISA limits

Nationwide Building Society has called on the Chancellor to equalise the limits for cash ISAs and stocks and shares ISAs in this year’s Budget, part of a package of measures the Society believes will make ISAs simpler and easier to understand for the UK’s savers.

£100 cashback when you open an ISA account with TD Direct investing

TD Direct investing has launched its 2014 ISA offer of £100 cashback available to anyone opening a Trading ISA before 6th April 2014 – and completely abolished the ISA account closure charge.

Concerns over cost of education sees increase in junior investments

In the last three years there has been a 21% increase in the number of investors who are investing on behalf of children, according to the latest Halifax Share Dealing Market Tracker.