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Do you believe that there will be an Isa season this tax year?

“No. Everyone is so nervous about investing in any sort of equity at the moment.”

John Fitt,Financial Matters

“Yes, there always has been and there always will be. If people have got a good investment adviser, then they will take out their Isas while the markets are down like this.”

Michael Rooney, Financial Solutions 2000

“Yes, but very limited. People still will not have the confidence to pour back into the stockmarket.”

Richard Sherwin,Footman Sherwin Financial Services

“Yes. But maybe more focus on the guaranteed return products,rather than stocks and shares.”

Mark Horsey,Professions & Partnerships

“Yes. Markets are volatile but some will see it as an opportunity to buy in anticipation of values rising.”

David Tapper,Integrity Financial Solutions

“Yes. But there is a lot of bad feeling out there and I think it will be pushed back to February.”

Bobby Harrison,Yorkshire Bank Financial Services

“Yes. But it will come later this year, as people will want to wait as long as they can for markets to settle before they buy.”

Geoff Howes,David Williams

“Yes. If the fund managers come up with the right products, focusing more on balanced funds with less risk attached.”

Roy Davenport,HD Financial Services

yes 88%

no 12%

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