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Story published: 5 July 2019
Many of us embark on our investment journey with just a broad idea of what we want from it. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 28 June 2019
Individuals and couples without children are a growing demographic. Yet it can sometimes feel as though their financial lives are overlooked. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 28 June 2019
Planning for financial success across different generations will be the name of the game for many families over the coming years. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 15 June 2019
When the Chancellor triggered a review into the Inheritance Tax (IHT) system in January he was likely confident that it would be a popular move. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 7 June 2019
One theme always stands out when we review the top selling shares on the Alliance Trust Savings platform – the enduring demand for income. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 31 May 2019
Responsible investing may previously have been seen as a niche activity, but there is now growing evidence to suggest that it can help future-proof your portfolio, making it more sustainable for the longer term. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 31 May 2019
With the final outcome of Brexit still no clearer, you could be tempted to batten down the hatches and wait for more stable times before reviewing your finances. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 30 April 2019
When separating from a long-term partner, taking the time to lay foundations for your new financial future can be a positive step towards moving on. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 16 April 2019
The world of retirement income has changed dramatically since then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a shake-up of the rules around accessing pension savings in March 2014. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 22 March 2019
The FTSE was among several major indices to lose value in the closing months of 2018, amidst a sense that investment times may be changing. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 22 March 2019
With markets around the world feeling choppier in recent times, investors would be forgiven for eyeing the prospect of a downturn. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 14 March 2019
The impact of investor protection reforms that took effect in January 2018 are set to become more apparent for many people in the coming months. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 26 February 2019
A new one-stop-shop for consumers seeking information on all things financial arrived in January, after more than two years in the planning. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 11 February 2019
An estimated £4.6bn was paid in unnecessary tax in 2016, according to the most recent Tax Action research by Unbiased and Prudential. Read more on this story »

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Story published: 11 February 2019
With the end of the tax year approaching on 5 April, now is a good time to review your tax position, think ahead and check you’re making the most of your available allowances and tax reliefs. Read more on this story »


Story published: 1 March 2019
2018 was a great year for the Alliance Trust Savings business and, following today’s annual results announcement by our parent company Alliance Trust PLC, we’re pleased to look forward to an even brighter future. Read more on this story »


Story published: 11 February 2019
An estimated £4.6bn was paid in unnecessary tax in 2016, according to the most recent Tax Action research by Unbiased and Prudential. Read more on this story »


Story published: 11 February 2019
With the end of the tax year approaching on 5 April, now is a good time to review your tax position, think ahead and check you’re making the most of your available allowances and tax reliefs. Read more on this story »


Story published: 17 January 2019
All eyes have been on Westminster this week as further Brexit drama unfolded in the House of Commons. Read more on this story »


Story published: 15 January 2019
From Brexit, trade wars and the US midterms to riots in Paris and populist election victories, the past 12 months have been eventful. Read more on this story »


Story published: 2 January 2019
On 22 October 2018, Alliance Trust PLC (“Alliance Trust”) announced that it has agreed the sale of its subsidiary company Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) to Interactive Investor (“ii”). Read more on this story »


Story published: 4 December 2018
The idea of spreading your money across different assets, as a way to help manage risk when investing, is one that many of us are familiar with. Read more on this story »


Story published: 4 December 2018
Diversification appears to have been the name of the game for our customers in 2018, likely reflecting the impact of political and economic uncertainty on investment decisions. Read more on this story »


Story published: 16 November 2018
The potential benefits of consolidating investment pots such as ISAs and Investment Accounts are similar to those for pensions. Read more on this story »


Story published: 7 November 2018
The 2018 US midterm elections were among the most keenly fought in memory, amid a controversial presidency and an administration with wide-ranging legislative plans. Read more on this story »


Story published: 30 October 2018
Just five months before the UK is scheduled to officially leave the EU, Brexit continues to be a source of uncertainty for investors. Read more on this story »


Story published: 30 October 2018
The Chancellor’s last Budget speech before Brexit lasted for over an hour and it would have been easy to miss some of the relatively low-key points relevant to savers and investors. Read more on this story »


Story published: 18 October 2018
When it comes to managing our pensions, the focus tends to be on the array of workplace pots we collect from different employers. Read more on this story »


Story published: 12 October 2018
The lasting emotional impact of losing a family member or friend can often be compounded by having to manage their financial affairs. Read more on this story »


Story published: 12 October 2018
An unprecedented transfer of wealth between generations is set to take place over the coming years as more baby boomers enter retirement. Read more on this story »


Story published: 9 October 2018
Wide-ranging reforms to pensions tax relief may finally be on the way as the issue moves back up the agenda ahead of the Autumn Budget. Read more on this story »


Story published: 3 October 2018
Government sources suggest the average worker has 11 jobs during their working life, and many will have opened pensions with at least some of those employers. Read more on this story »


Story published: 12 September 2018
Measures directly affecting long-term savers and investors were absent from the Chancellor’s Spring Statement last month. Read more on this story »


Story published: 30 August 2018
We’re pleased to announce that savers and investors have voted us ‘Best Junior SIPP Provider’ in the Online Personal Wealth Awards 2018. Read more on this story »


Story published: 30 August 2018
We can all potentially learn lessons from the findings of the Alliance Trust Savings’ Investing Gender Gap research initiative. Read more on this story »


Story published: 30 August 2018
Our Investing Gender Gap special research initiative has found that, when it comes to investing, women risk being left behind, potentially putting them at a financial disadvantage in later life. Read more on this story »


Story published: 27 July 2018
Many people will have final salary pensions, often viewed as the pensions gold standard, among the pots they have collected over their working lives. Read more on this story »


Story published: 6 July 2018
As 2018 has already demonstrated, politics and macroeconomics can still be relied on to impact investor sentiment and market movements. Read more on this story »


Story published: 6 July 2018
The first half of 2018 largely continued where 2017 left off, at least as far as investors are concerned. Read more on this story »


Story published: 15 June 2018
When the Chancellor triggered a review into the Inheritance Tax (IHT) system in January he was likely confident that it would be a popular move. Read more on this story »

Important information

Please remember the value of your investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount you originally invested.

These articles are designed to help investors make their own investment decisions. They do not constitute a personal recommendation to invest.

All investments carry an element of risk which may differ significantly. If you are unsure as to the suitability of any particular investment or product, you should seek professional financial advice.

Taking Stock

There are a wide range of investment trusts available and our Taking Stock magazine provides commentary and insights into these investment opportunities.


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Alliance Trust Savings Limited is registered in Scotland No. SC 98767, registered office, PO Box 164, 8 West Marketgait, Dundee DD1 9YP; is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, firm reference number 116115. Alliance Trust Savings Limited gives no financial or investment advice. ‘Alliance Trust Savings’, ‘ATS’ and 'AT Savings' are all brand names of Alliance Trust Savings Limited together with the ‘Alliance Trust Savings’ logo are owned by and used with the permission of Alliance Trust PLC, the previous owner of Alliance Trust Savings Limited.