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Money gifts which aren’t just for Christmas: pass on wealth now

Inheritance planning might not be on your mind right now – or at least until you see old Aunt Agatha dozing off over her sherry on Christmas Day. But actually the festive season is a good time to start thinking about passing on wealth, for both gifters and giftees. It’s important because there’s ple...
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Body blow for Jisas as Nationwide calls time on its account for new savers

Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has pulled its Junior Isa (Jisa) from sale with immediate effect: a stunning snub to the government’s saving scheme for children. Nationwide says it’s dumped the Jisa in favour of an ordinary kid’s savings accounts after parents said they wanted to keep ...
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Hurry! Deadline for kids’ #saving is approaching fast

It’s time to pass the hat around relatives and godparents to top up (or start) a Junior Isa for your kids as the end of the tax year looms. This year you can put away up to £4,128 in a Junior Isa or Jisa. This is a saving scheme which shelters the returns on the cash from tax. But you must do it by ...
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Don’t wait for the deadline: five reasons to start #investing in a Junior Isa now

Now the kids are back to school, I’m reminded of uni days when no-one bothered to get on with any work until it was critical. In fact, I don’t remember either myself or any of my friends starting a task on the day it was set. I do however remember staying up until 4 am the night before the tutorial,...
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