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Personal savings allowances confusing savers

With a month to go until the personal savings allowance (PSA) comes into effect, new research from AA Financial Services reveals that 90% of savers don’t know what the allowance is and are struggling to determine where to put their savings after April.

Santander increases support for first time buyers with new market-leading

First time buyers across the UK can now take advantage of Santander’s new market-leading Help to Buy ISA rate available from 14th March.

Wealthy investors shun private pensions in favour of equity ISAs

One in four wealthy investors (24%) is shunning private pensions in favour of stocks and shares ISAs, according to new research from The Share Centre.

Just £31 a week can help give your child the keys to financial freedom

Every parent wants to give their child a good start in life, but this often comes at a cost. Paying for driving lessons, their first car and insuring it, funding a gap year and covering university tuition fees all adds up and can cost you over £40,000.

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?

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.

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.

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.

New flexibility will boost saving - and risk-taking

New tax-free allowances and increased flexibility will encourage savers and investors to put more money away – but could lead to a rise in the levels of risk they take on investments and the impact on their money, new research from Yorkshire Building Society shows.

Dismal interest rates putting consumers off saving

As many as 14.6 million consumers are not actively saving money and low interest rates are partly to blame for this, according to the latest research from MoneySuperMarket.

Halifax improves its savings range

Halifax has made a number of changes to its savings products, including increasing the rates that customers will receive by up to 0.35%, on a number of accounts within its fixed saver, tracker bond and fixed rate ISA ranges.

New tax year, new ISA for regular savers

To coincide with the start of the new tax year, Nationwide Building Society is once again offering an ISA account aimed at those savers who like to save regularly throughout the year.

Skipton's best buy bonus cash ISA is now available for online savers

Skipton Building Society has made its highly-attractive best buy Bonus Cash ISA available to online customers.

Yorkshire Building Society launches unique passbook ISA

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new limited access ISA in response to savers who prefer to watch their money grow in a passbook.