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Tax break loss will deter Isa investors

Almost half of investors who are aware of the imminent scrapping of the tax break on equity Isa dividends say they are less likely to invest in them as a result.

Research by Isis has found that 45 per cent of investors who know the 10 per cent break will be abolished in April 2004 say the move will deter them from investing in the future.

Isis is urging Chancellor Gordon Brown to scrap the plans in the Budget.


&#39Only a handful of annuity firms chasing business&#39

There is only a small group of annuity providers chasing new business and they are breaking away from the crowd of traditional players which are limiting their annuity exposure, according to research by Hargreaves Lansdown.Canada Life, GE Life, Britannic Retirement Solutions and Prudential have all changed their annuity rates on average at least every month […]

Man Investments – Man AP Unison

Type: Capital guaranteed bond Aim: Growth by investing in arbitrage. managed futures, directional, equity hedge and long/short equity hedge fund strategies Minimum investment: Lump sum $50,000, euros 50,000 Guarantee: Capital returned in full at end of term regardless of performance of underlying investments Place of registration: Bermuda Investment split: 100% in arbitrage. managed futures, directional, […]

By the buy

With the recent drop in bank base rate from 4 per cent to 3.75 per cent, mortgages are potentially more attractive in value-for-money terms than they have been for some time.However, given the current level of house prices and a degree of market uncertainty over the Bank of England&#39s decision, the issue is far from […]

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•”I&#39ve been Bob the builder for the past few months but I can&#39t sell my house so I&#39m having to move into it.” -M2 Financial&#39s Mark Howard.•”I have never had the desire to fondle a waxwork.” – Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager on colleague Ian McIvor&#39s fondness for Kylie&#39s Madame Tussauds double.•”I was like a […]


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