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DIY investor: Peer-to-peer review

For relatively confident DIY investors, P2P offers some very interesting ways to diversify beyond the conventional range of assets

By Andy Davis  

In July, the new limit for Isa contributions that George Osborne announced in the Budget will come into effect, meaning that we can all put in £15,000 a year and invest it as we like in cash, stocks and shares. This latest jump in the tax-free Isa ceiling from £11,880 underscores the remarkable ascent of the Isa in the years since the financial crisis—the annual limit remained stuck at £7,000 from 1999 until April 2008, since when it has more than doubled.

It is likely that this latest boost will soon be followed by another. In his Budget speech Osborne…

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