With DIY investing platform, AJ Bell, joining the calls for simplification of ISAs, James Blower gives his views on their proposals and why ISA implication is needed.
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James gives his verdict on Shepherds Friendly 5 Year ‘Bond’ to The Daily Mail’s George Nixon and explains why savers should give it a miss
James shares his views on bonus savings accounts with The Daily Mail’s Sylvia Morris.
Are building societies better than banks for savers? James Blower gave his verdict to George Nixon at The Daily Mail and explained why the new entrant banks have been a savers best friend in recent years.
With Leeds Building Society launching a new 10 year fixed rate bond, James spoke to The Daily Mail’s George Nixon about whether savers should consider tying their money up in cash for so long
In his May Around Town Magazine column, James looks at changes at the top of the easy access tables, new best buy 1 Year Fixed Rate Bonds, changes to NS&I Index Linked Certificates and why savers should avoid the ABN Amro ISA.
A freedom of information request discovered that savers paid more than £1m in penalties exiting Lifetime ISAs. James Blower shared his views on the figures and why the LISA needs reforming and simplifying.
As Marcus MD Des McDaid hints at an ISA launch in 2020, James spoke to The Daily Mail’s George Nixon on whether this was likely and what Marcus’ strategy might be
In his April Around Town Magazine column, James looks at the new table toppers for easy access, two new banks entering the savings market and who might be next, Monzo partnering with OakNorth and why government savings schemes have flopped (p.22 – 23)
Keep, a new auto savings platform has appointed James Blower as a board advisor
With a flurry of activity at the top of the easy access Cash ISA tables, James talks to The Daily Mail’s George Nixon about why Coventry Building Society have changed their interest rates in quick succession.
On the 20th Birthday of the Individual Savings Account (ISA), James spoke to The Daily Mail’s George Nixon about whether they have an age problem, with HMRC data showing less than 20% of ISAs are held by under 35s.