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UK public don&#39t understand Isas

An overwhelming majority of people in the UK do not know what an Isa is or what the initials stand for, according to research by Self Trade UK.

The survey by the online share trader showed 83 per cent of survey respondents did not know what an Isa was, with some suggesting Investment Savings Annuity, Ideological State Apparatus and Independent Savings Advisor.

Self Trade UK founder Haakon Overli says: “What surprised us most is that people aren&#39t taking advantage of Isas.”


Account for your clients

“Bank secrecy is widely recognised as playing a legitimate role in protecting the confidentiality of the financial affairs of individuals and legal entities. It derives from the concept that the relationship between a banker and his customer obliges the bank to treat all the customer&#39s affairs as confidential.” These words have an unlikely provenance. They […]

Blair and Hague clash over pensions

Prime Minister Tony Blair and Leader of the Opposition William Hague clashed before this week’s budget over Labour taxation of dividends in pension funds.In a stormy clash in the House of Commons during Prime Minister&#39s Question time before the Chancellor rose to give his speech, Hague attacked the Government for slashing the Advanced Corporation Tax […]

Beware the MFR sting

Those who have thrown their hats in the air after the Chancellor&#39s minimum funding requirement announcement should perhaps read the small print before they break open the champagne. The Government&#39s decision to abolish MFR has a major sting in the tail. In order to ensure that defined-benefit scheme members do not have their security reduced, […]

Inside EDGE

Back in 1999, Friday, June 18 to be precise, I cut out a short article from the Financial Times. There was a quote in it that had particularly appealed to me. Kim Howells, the competition minister, had said there was “absolutely no intention to set benchmarks for prices”, adding that it would be disastrous if […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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