Your finances

June 2020: what are the best savings account rates?

We share the best interest rates on Isas, bonds, and easy-access savings accounts.

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Millions handed back in overdraft fees

£47 million in refunds secured by the competitions watchdog for bank customers. 

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Removal of IHT sweetener for Aim shares ‘would be recipe for mayhem’

It is widely expected changes to inheritance tax are in the offing, potentially in next month’s Budget, with one fund manager commenting that any changes to the IHT exemption around Aim shares would be disastrous.

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Seven ways to use stock market falls to benefit your finances

From drip-feeding to tax and pensions, Hannah Smith examines how you can use falling markets to your advantage when it comes to financial planning.

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Tax

Dipping into your pension during the crisis? Beware an extra-large tax bill

For those who take a one-off sum from a pension pot for the first time, the excess tax can run into thousands of pounds.

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Millions handed back in overdraft fees

£47 million in refunds secured by the competitions watchdog for bank customers. 

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What does Covid-19 mean for house prices, and will it be the property market’s biggest crash?

The coronavirus pandemic could influence the type of property we choose to buy in the future, and its location.

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