Investment Masterclass: Isa investing is changing

Isas, or individual savings accounts, in the UK are tax-free vehicles that have made millions of investors richer since their launch in 1999. The government is now considering a shake-up that would simplify “a complex landscape” of Isa products - but questions have been raised about fractional shares, which are traded by tens of thousands of younger investors. Host Claer Barrett discusses the basics of using Isas to save and invest, as well as what the government might have in store, with Jason Hollands, managing director of the online investment platform Bestinvest, Sarah Coles, head of personal finance at Hargreaves Lansdown and Brian Byrnes, head of personal finance at the savings and investment app, Moneybox.


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Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Philippa Goodrich. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music.


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