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How safe is your cash Isa?

How secure are my savings inside a cash Isa? Most people assume their nest-egg is safe as houses because cash is risk-free. For those Isas which are invested in cash, this is true. But what if, in fact, your cash Isa is invested in something else altogether? There is a certain sort of Isa on the mar...
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Cash Isas – where is the best rate?

Virgin Money emailed me last week to tell me my cash Isa was maturing. They’ve paid me a not-that-exciting 1.3% on my £5,000 over the past year. I decided it was time to look around for something better. One option was to stay with Virgin and transfer into a follow-on cash Isa. The suggested product...
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SMM REVIEW: Should you board the easyJet Isa paying 7.28%?

I was so startled to see this advert in the inflight magazine that I brought it home with the rest of my holiday reading. It wasn’t quite what I had in mind as a souvenir from Mallorca. A ‘lending account’ which pays 7.28% a year? From easyJet? It looked too good to be true so I checked it out. The ...
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Got no money? You can still use your Isa allowance

Virgin sent me a letter last week to check if I was still alive. Bless! They didn’t quite say it like that, of course. It was more along the lines of: ‘We’re worried your details aren’t correct’. I knew what they really meant though. Virgin was right to be concerned. There had been no activity on my...
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Jane Wallace
Apparently it can be after as little as a year, especially for current accounts! Each bank has its own definition although the gov... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:47
Eleanor Kiy
Wow nice surprise to find some cash you'd forgotten about. Good call transferring your Isa, even 1.5% interest has got to be worth... Read More
Sunday, 29 April 2018 16:43
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