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Best trackers and ETFs for your Isa in 2016

Trackers and exchange traded funds are hugely popular because they are a simple and cheap way to invest in stock markets and other assets like bonds …

Best savings rates: Cash Isas, fixed rate Isas, regular savings Isas

Five of the best<p>>> This is Money's savings correspondent Lee Boyce picks his five favourite cash Isas for savers - essential reading<p>All savings tables<p>…

RACHEL RICKARD STRAUS: Cash Isa rates are so derisory even banks are embarrassed

There’s an innocent-sounding phrase that should get the alarm bells ringing for savers: ‘ask in branch for details’. Banks used to trumpet their Isa …

Finance

UK Treasury sees 70% boom in inheritance tax revenues in five years

Last year, HM Revenue and Customs collected £4.6billion from inheritace tax, compared to £2.69billion in 2010, data from the Office for National …

Finance

All the changes you need to know about for the 2016/17 tax year

The start of the new tax year brings a raft of changes that have consequences for your personal finances.<p>And with so much change afoot, it can be …

Atom Bank tops the savings tables with its first-ever account with iPhone deals

Atom Bank has this morning launched its first savings accounts, including a one-year fix at two per cent. However it can only be accessed by iPhone …

Personal Finance (UK)

One in four homes sold in 2015 breached £325k death tax threshold, finds Saga

An increasing number of people now have to worry about death taxes because they live in a property hotspot - although pending changes should protect …

Housing

How it took one phone call for my bank to pay me £3,500! Banks put aside £1bn for mis-sold current accounts

Last week more evidence emerged that these deals are rip-offs. They are fuelling a 27 per cent rise in compensation payouts from banks, according to …

Finance

2016: the year the podcast came of age

WHEN Jamie Morton discovered that his 60-year-old father had written an erotic novel called “Belinda Blinked”, he was appalled. A few weeks later, …

Podcasting

'Shocker' result for absolute return investors as funds hit bottom

Absolute return funds are designed to turn a profit come what may. Instead, they throng the very lowest rungs of investment performance tables for …

10 things in tech you need to know today, April 8

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.Mike Segar/REUTERS<p>Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Amazon has promoted the leaders of its online-retail site and cloud-computing unit to CEOs of their respective groups.</b> Jeff Wilke is the new CEO of Worldwide Consumer and Andy Jassy is the …

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

Your Ideal Career Is the Intersection Between Flow and Meaning

Not sure what you want to do with your life? Try this quick journaling exercise to narrow down your options and find a career you’ll love.<p>The …

The Study

BranchOut Launches Talk.co To Expand From Networking Into A WhatsApp For The Workplace

BranchOut’s professional network cratered when Facebook muted its virality. Today the $49 million-funded startup is hedging its bets with the launch of Talk.co, a mobile-first web, iOS, and Android messaging app for coworkers that looks like Yammer and WhatsApp’s white-collar love child. Talk.co …

How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips

No doubt about it, Google Search has revolutionized the way we do research. Gone are the days when we need to reside in the library for days-on-end …

Cool Gadgets: A.R.Drone 2.0

Changing Planet<p>This post is the latest in the series Cool Gadgets, which profiles Kike´s selection of machines, inventions, tools, toys and gear in the interest of photographers, travelers and explorers.<p>The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter is a drone controlled completely via your iPhone, iPod …

Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by …