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New 'Brexit Bond' offers 2% bonus on Pound:Euro prediction

New 'Brexit Bond' offers 2% bonus on Pound:Euro prediction

The Family Building Society has launched a new 'Brexit Bond' with two options - one for those who are optimistic about Brexit negotiations and one for those who feel pessimistic about Britain’s attempt to leave Europe.

14 Jun 2017

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

Hargreaves Lansdown predicts that even if the Conservatives manage to form the next government, there will be changes in the Treasury and DWP following Simon Kirby and Jane Ellison losing their seats.

09 Jun 2017

Skipton to launch first cash Lifetime ISA on Thursday

Skipton to launch first cash Lifetime ISA on Thursday

Skipton Building Society has confirmed that it will be the first lender to launch a cash Lifetime ISA from Thursday 8th June.

06 Jun 2017

APFA to merge with the Wealth Management Association

APFA to merge with the Wealth Management Association

The Association of Professional Financial Advisers and the Wealth Management Association have announced their intention to merge to become the Investment Management & Financial Advice Association.

11 May 2017

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

The Government should consider reintroducing separate lower limits for cash ISAs to avoid a ‘dash for cash’, according to Royal London.

03 May 2017

Are tax breaks key to tacking the intergenerational wealth divide?

Are tax breaks key to tacking the intergenerational wealth divide?

Parents are keen to fund early inheritance gifts to help their children financially, according to Key Retirement research, which found strong support for tax breaks on a 'living inheritance'.

26 Apr 2017

Paradigm's Morrow launches online advice firm

Paradigm's Morrow launches online advice firm

A new online financial advice service launches today offering regulated advice to savers and investors regardless of age, wealth or stock market experience.

24 Apr 2017

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum Pensions has launched a SIPP product to 'help tackle the lack of transparency in the property purchase market', and has redesigned all of its SIPP range to have clearer charges.

18 Apr 2017

60% of under 40s plan to open Lifetime ISA

60% of under 40s plan to open Lifetime ISA

60% of 18 to 39-year-olds plan to take advantage of the new Lifetime ISA when it launches next week, according to research from The Share Centre.

03 Apr 2017

Scottish Friendly launches 'ISA first' Lifetime ISA option

Scottish Friendly launches 'ISA first' Lifetime ISA option

Scottish Friendly has revealed its plans for the Lifetime ISA market with the launch of a LISA Access option, which initially places the investor’s money in a Scottish Friendly My Choice ISA and allows the investor to move their money into a Lifetime ISA when they are ready.

28 Mar 2017

 

Advisers see 'surge in demand' for ISA transfers

Advisers see 'surge in demand' for ISA transfers

Advisers are seeing a surge in demand for ISA transfers as savers worry about a lack of real savings choice, new research from MetLife shows.

23 Mar 2017

Skipton announces launch of Lifetime ISA

Skipton announces launch of Lifetime ISA

Skipton has become the first savings provider on the high street to confirm it will offer the Lifetime ISA from June.

20 Mar 2017

One in five expect to retire with just £2,500

One in five expect to retire with just £2,500

One in five Brits (18%) expect to have less than £2,500 in cash savings when they retire, according to Nationwide research.

14 Mar 2017

Paragon Bank launches new 3-year fixed rate ISA

Paragon Bank launches new 3-year fixed rate ISA

Paragon Bank is launching a new 3-year fixed rate cash ISA with an interest rate of 1.40% AER.

08 Mar 2017

Over half unaware of saving measures introduced in last year's budget

Over half unaware of saving measures introduced in last year's budget

According to researchfrom insurer, Zurich, 54% of people don’t know what financial measures were introduced in last year’s Budget, yet 78% say it’s important that the Government introduces measures to encourage people to save.

06 Mar 2017

Government plans to fund charities with dormant financial assets

Government plans to fund charities with dormant financial assets

The Association of British Insurers has today welcomed the independent Dormant Assets Commission’s recommendation to use unclaimed assets in the life and long term savings industry to fund charitable causes.

03 Mar 2017

Asset managers still failing FCA commission expectations

Asset managers still failing FCA commission expectations

The FCA says that investment management firms continue to fail to meet its expectations on their use of dealing commission.

03 Mar 2017

Is the industry "deliberately ignoring" the Lifetime ISA?

Is the industry "deliberately ignoring" the Lifetime ISA?

Scottish Friendly has warned that the financial services industry is "in torpor" over the Lifetime ISA and is urging it to embrace and promote the new investment.

03 Mar 2017

Atom Bank offers new savings rates of up to 2.40%

Atom Bank offers new savings rates of up to 2.40%

Atom Bank has increased its fixed savings product rates across one, two, three and five year terms.

24 Feb 2017

OneFamily to enter Lifetime ISA market

OneFamily to enter Lifetime ISA market

OneFamily has today announced its intention to enter the Lifetime ISA market during 2017.

21 Feb 2017

Savings rate rises overtake reductions after 15 months of cuts

Savings rate rises overtake reductions after 15 months of cuts

Savings rate rises have finally overtaken reductions during the month of January, after 15 consecutive months of cuts.

14 Feb 2017

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works has announced the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA and says it expects "significant uptake" after an internal survey found 88% of customers plan to open one.

08 Feb 2017

Advisers see surge in demand for cash account alternatives

Advisers see surge in demand for cash account alternatives

Advisers are seeing a surge in demand from clients who want low-risk investments that can generate higher returns than traditional cash-based accounts, according to new Prudential research.

06 Feb 2017

Octopus partners with challengers to double average savings rate

Octopus partners with challengers to double average savings rate

Octopus Investments has partnered with a number of challenger banks in a bid to let clients of advisers double the average high street interest rate, while providing additional FSCS cover.

01 Feb 2017

The Share Centre to launch Lifetime ISA

The Share Centre to launch Lifetime ISA

The Share Centre says it will offer the new Lifetime ISA from its launch date on April 6th.

30 Jan 2017

Crowd bonds and the IFISA: what you need to know

Crowd bonds and the IFISA: what you need to know

Peer-to-peer; crowd bonds; equity crowdfunding; marketplace lending. Welcome to the confusing world of crowdfunding.

27 Jan 2017

Should employers be able to contribute to LISA?

Should employers be able to contribute to LISA?

True Potential believes that employers must be allowed to pay in to the Lifetime ISA so that employees who prefer the LISA don’t miss out on contributions.

25 Jan 2017

Savers would choose better returns over extra FSCS protection

Savers would choose better returns over extra FSCS protection

Savers would rather get a better interest rate on their money than benefit from more FSCS protection, according to research from peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter.

25 Jan 2017

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