Finance in the News – w/c 15.03.21

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Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.

FINANCIAL TIMES

Five key points for this year’s ISA investors
Number of millionaires in the tax-efficient investment vehicle has surged in the past year.
Fall in cash ISA inflows during the pandemic
Appetite for stock market investment prompts transfers from low-return accounts.
House price forecasts lifted after Budget measures
Stamp duty holiday and furlough extensions boost market, say agents.
Which platform should I choose for my ISA?
Services and fees differ and depend on your style and amount of investment.
Easing anxieties over pre-paid funerals
Regulator set to impose rules on opaque market.
Want a greener world? Don’t dump oil stocks
Better to hold energy and mining shares and influence managers than sell out to other shareholders.

THE TIMES

The phone apps that will train you to be a saver
Whether designed to help you to save, budget or teach your children about money, finance apps are all the rage. Yet with so many on offer, how do you choose which to download?
Would you fix your mortgage for 40 years?
A new deal allows borrowers to lock in a rate for decades, but is it worth the risk?
Buying on the dip: investors pile in to stocks ripe for a recovery
Lockdown is lifting, so why not snap up the companies that are ready to bounce back.

THE TELEGRAPH

Best time to be a property seller in a decade
Experts have warned of a ‘serious shortage’ of homes for sale that is fuelling price rises.
“’Money Makeover: ‘Can we protect £1.1m from inheritance tax?‘”
How to minimise the tax bills on any money you want to leave to their children.
Rents soar outside London – and crash in the capital
Half of buy-to-let landlords increased their income in the last year, as a lack of stock took its toll on the market.

THE GUARDIAN / OBSERVER

How Covid has dashed retirement dreams
Thousands will reach the state pension age this year but many are reassessing the future.
Should we renegotiate our mortgage or take out a personal loan?
Exploring a plan to use £35,000 in savings to help clear a remaining £48,700 mortgage.

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