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8 out of 10 investors prefer Isas, says Mori

More than eight out of 10 people say they may take out an ISA in the next year according to MORI research.

MORI polled 1,061 people in the UK on behalf of IFA Network, the independent financial advisers&#39 administrative support company.

IFA Network says the findings suggest ISAs have encouraged a savings culture promoted by the Government on their launch one year ago.

A quarter of people questioned said they would use an ISA to build up capital and one in five say they would use one for retirement planning.

Investing for children and school fees was third most popular use for an ISA, favoured by 13 per cent of those polled.


Chase de Vere to launch variable rate bond

Chase de Vere, the independent financial adviser, is launching a fixed term 10-month variable-rate bond for investments of between £10,000 and £1m.The product which is offered in conjunction with the Woolwich pays 7.2 per cent gross interest. Chase de Vere says that rising interest rates could mean investors will enjoy increasing monthly returns.

Charcol set for online venture with Tesco

The Investec Guinness Flight Asia fund changed its name this week to theAsia New Economy fund to reflect a change in the fund&#39s investmentorientation.The focus of the fund will be similar to that of Investec GuinnessFlight&#39s successful Wired index fund. It will invest in companies across aspread of sectors which are considered to be in […]

Aesop&#39s fables

Continuing my business-ori- ented review of the Budget, it is importantfor any IFA giving advice on employee benefits to be aware of the new all-employee share ownership plan (Aesop).The plan is aimed at encouraging companies to foster a more productiverelationship with their employees.The Government claims the new plan will be the most tax-advantagedall-employee share ownership […]

&#39Stakeholder doomed if retirement at 50 banned&#39

The Government risks strangling stakeholder at birth if it pushes aheadwith proposals to raise the minimum retirement age from 50 to 55, sayindustry experts.Providers fear that meddling with the age of retirement risks pushing manyyounger savers away from pension planning towards alternative forms ofsavings such as Isas.Many of the Government&#39s intended stakeholder audience are alreadywrestling […]

Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund: positioning and outlook

Managers James Foster and Jacob de Tusch-Lec outline the fund’s investment approach and discuss current investment themes and outlook for the bond and equity markets. As James and Jacob confirm, the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund’s aim is to generate an income from both equities and bonds. They explain their investment approach in each asset class, the sectors where they are […]


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