National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline
Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers
14 November 2019
Second cash Lifetime ISA to launch next week
23 August 2018
NS&I to cut Direct ISA rate
Government-backed savings provider NS&I is reducing the interest rate on its Direct ISA from 1% to 0.75% from 24 Sept
16 July 2018
Savers abandon cash ISAs in wake of new tax rules
The amount of new money saved in cash ISAs has dropped by a third in the past year
31 August 2017
Over 15,000 cash Lifetime ISAs opened
The first cash Lifetime ISA has already proved popular with savers, with thousands opened in the first week
19 June 2017
Skipton to launch first cash Lifetime ISA
Skipton Building Society will launch its Lifetime Cash ISA on Thursday paying 0.50% for savers aged 18-39
6 June 2017
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12 April 2017
Martin's 6 Lifetime ISA must-knows
LISAs launch this Thursday, and by opening one you can get up to £32,000 free
5 April 2017
Skipton becomes first provider to announce it will offer cash Lifetime ISAs
Skipton Building Society has confirmed it will become the first provider to offer a cash Lifetime ISA (LISA)
20 March 2017
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