Insight Polls

We’d love to know how you intend to vote in the upcoming referendum.

Added on 23 May 16 (1,495 votes) - View Article  

With only a few weeks to go before the EU referendum on 23rd June the ‘Remain’ versus ‘Leave’ debate is in full swing with campaigners vociferously presenting their arguments both factual and emotive. Have you been swayed one way or the other? We’d love to know how you intend to vote in the referendum. 

  • Exit - 953 votes (63.7%)
  • Stay - 440 votes (29.4%)
  • Unsure - 87 votes (5.8%)
  • Not Voting - 15 votes (1.0%)

How much you intend to invest in an ISA this tax year?

Added on 08 Apr 16 (306 votes)

With a new tax year, you have a new £15,240 tax-advantaged ISA allowance. We'd love to know how much you intend to invest in an ISA this tax year.

  • £15,240 - 166 votes (54.2%)
  • £0 - 51 votes (16.7%)
  • £10,001 to £15,239 - 31 votes (10.1%)
  • £7,501 to £10,000 - 17 votes (5.6%)
  • £5,001 to £7,500 - 15 votes (4.9%)
  • £2,501 to £5,000 - 14 votes (4.6%)
  • £1 to £2,500 - 11 votes (3.6%)
  • £10 - 1 votes (0.3%)

We’d love to know how you intend to vote in the upcoming referendum.

Added on 10 Mar 16 (1,022 votes) - View Article  

With the EU reforms having been announced and the poll will be held on 23th June 2016, we’d love to know how you intend to vote in the referendum. 

  • Exit - 513 votes (50.2%)
  • Stay - 310 votes (30.3%)
  • Unsure - 182 votes (17.8%)
  • Not Voting - 17 votes (1.7%)

How best describes your confidence in the global economy?

Added on 22 Dec 15 (442 votes) - View Article  

After the latest fall in oil prices, and the US Federal Reserve’s decision to increase its interest rate, how confident are you feeling about the global economy in 2016?

  • Unsure - 203 votes (45.9%)
  • Somewhat Confident - 114 votes (25.8%)
  • Somewhat Unconfident - 86 votes (19.5%)
  • Very Unconfident - 25 votes (5.7%)
  • Very Confident - 14 votes (3.2%)

How best describes your confidence in your own personal finances?

Added on 19 Nov 15 (452 votes)

With less than a week to go until George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, we'd love to know how confident you feel about your own personal finances?

  • Somewhat Confident - 184 votes (40.7%)
  • Unsure - 134 votes (29.6%)
  • Somewhat Unconfident - 59 votes (13.1%)
  • Very Confident - 53 votes (11.7%)
  • Very Unconfident - 22 votes (4.9%)

Do you think changing pensions in this way would be good for your finances?

Added on 15 Jul 15 (507 votes) - View Article  

In last week’s Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced that he would be seeking views about further changes to pensions. One proposal is to change rules so that money saved in pensions is taxed before it goes in, rather than when it comes out. In other words, making it more like an ISA.  Do you think changing pensions in this way would be good for your finances or not?

  • No - 209 votes (41.2%)
  • Do Not Know - 155 votes (30.6%)
  • Yes - 143 votes (28.2%)

How concerned are you that the EU referendum will hit your finances?

Added on 03 Jun 15 (900 votes) - View Article  

The Queen’s Speech confirmed that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union will be held before the end of 2017. We can expect it to remain top of the media agenda for the foreseeable future – but what sort of impact, if any, do you think it will have on your finances?

  • Do Not Know Yet - 233 votes (25.9%)
  • Not Particularly Concerned - 202 votes (22.4%)
  • Somewhat Concerned - 192 votes (21.3%)
  • Not at all Concerned - 164 votes (18.2%)
  • Extremely Concerned - 109 votes (12.1%)

What is your attitude to risk for savings and investments?

Added on 28 Apr 15 (331 votes) - View Article  

With a whole host of options available, saving and investing can sometimes be a risky business when looking for good returns. But how much risk are you prepared to take for your savings and investments?

  • Reasonable risk - 225 votes (68.0%)
  • Little or no risk - 66 votes (19.9%)
  • Substantial risk - 40 votes (12.1%)

Which Election outcome do you think would be best for your savings, pensions and investments?

Added on 15 Apr 15 (604 votes) - View Article  

With less than 30 days to go until the General Election and uncertainty about who will win the battle for Number 10.  We'd love to know which outcome do you think would be best for your savings, pensions and investments? 

  • Conservative Majority - 381 votes (63.1%)
  • Conservative-led Coalition - 97 votes (16.1%)
  • Labour Majority - 35 votes (5.8%)
  • Labour-led Coalition - 31 votes (5.1%)
  • Not thought about it - 18 votes (3.0%)
  • Do not Know - 14 votes (2.3%)
  • Other - 12 votes (2.0%)
  • Conservative Minority - 12 votes (2.0%)
  • Labour Minority - 4 votes (0.7%)

Are you planning to save more this tax year than last?

Added on 02 Apr 15 (60 votes) - View Article  

Following our recently commissioned poll to understand the nation's attitude to savings and investments; we'd love to know if you are you planning to save more this tax year than last?

  • Same - 30 votes (50.0%)
  • Save more - 18 votes (30.0%)
  • Save less - 12 votes (20.0%)

How would you describe your outlook for the British economy?

Added on 19 Mar 15 (460 votes) - View Article  

Following yesterday’s Budget, how would you describe your outlook for the British economy? 

  • Somewhat Confident - 246 votes (53.5%)
  • Unsure - 83 votes (18.0%)
  • Very Confident - 59 votes (12.8%)
  • Somewhat Unconfident - 43 votes (9.3%)
  • Very Unconfident - 29 votes (6.3%)

Do you feel more or less confident about the economy?

Added on 04 Dec 14 (304 votes) - View Article  

We'd love to know whether you feel more or less confident about the economy following yesterday's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor.

  • No change - 137 votes (45.1%)
  • More confident - 113 votes (37.2%)
  • Less confident - 54 votes (17.8%)

Market reaction to the Independence Referendum Result?

Added on 19 Sep 14 (117 votes) - View Article  

How do you think the Markets will react to the No result in the Scottish Independence Referendum?

  • Positive - 85 votes (72.6%)
  • Neutral - 16 votes (13.7%)
  • Unsure - 10 votes (8.5%)
  • Negative - 6 votes (5.1%)

How will you use your extra NISA allowance?

Added on 17 Jun 14 (216 votes) - View Article  

With the increase in the ISA allowance coming into effect on 1 July, we'd love to know by how much you intend to increase the amount you invest in your ISA this tax year?

  • Greater than £2,000 - 146 votes (67.6%)
  • I am not increasing - 60 votes (27.8%)
  • Less than £1,000 - 10 votes (4.6%)

Has the 2014 Budget been good for you?

Added on 20 Mar 14 (482 votes) - View Article  

With the Chancellor's latest Budget offering recently made public, we'd love to know how you fared?

  • Better off - 281 votes (58.3%)
  • No change - 107 votes (22.2%)
  • No idea - 49 votes (10.2%)
  • Worse off - 45 votes (9.3%)

What are the main reasons you invest in an ISA?

Added on 11 Mar 14 (600 votes - 323 respondents) - View Article  

Tell us the primary reason(s) you are investing in an ISA

  • For my retirement - 189 votes (58.5%)
  • Because I will need it one day - 136 votes (42.1%)
  • A rainy day fund - 121 votes (37.5%)
  • Help child/grandchild buy house - 41 votes (12.7%)
  • Child/grandchild Higher Education - 37 votes (11.5%)
  • Home improvements - 36 votes (11.1%)
  • None of the above - 32 votes (9.9%)
  • Repay my Mortgage - 8 votes (2.5%)

How will you use your ISA Allowance?

Added on 17 Feb 14 (717 votes) - View Article  

With low interest rates and an annually increasing ISA allowance, we'd love to know how you intend using your allowance.

  • Equity ISA - 367 votes (51.2%)
  • Cash ISA - 188 votes (26.2%)
  • Both - 117 votes (16.3%)
  • Neither - 45 votes (6.3%)

How's your economic outlook?

Added on 11 Feb 14 (573 votes) - View Article  

Are you more or less confident in the outlook for the UK economy compared with this time last year?

  • More - 332 votes (57.9%)
  • Unchanged - 183 votes (31.9%)
  • Less - 58 votes (10.1%)

How do you choose your funds?

Added on 08 Jan 14 (71 votes) - View Article  

Whilst you may use a number of sources for fund selection, we'd love to know which of the following most closely describes the way you select funds for your portfolio.

  • Detailed research - 18 votes (25.4%)
  • Favoured sector - 12 votes (16.9%)
  • Best sellers - 12 votes (16.9%)
  • Featured in the paper - 12 votes (16.9%)
  • Favoured manager - 11 votes (15.5%)
  • Willis Owen Guide - 6 votes (8.5%)

How are you going to use the new ISA Allowance?

Added on 05 Dec 13 (535 votes)

The increase is £360 to a new limit of £11,880 of which £5,940 can be invested in cash. You will be able to use this new allowance from 6 April 2014. We'd love to know how you intend to use your ISA allowance.

  • Equity ISA - 192 votes (35.9%)
  • Cash ISA - 185 votes (34.6%)
  • Both - 114 votes (21.3%)
  • Neither - 44 votes (8.2%)

ISA Lifetime Cap - Are you in favour of it?

Added on 25 Nov 13 (1,580 votes)

Reports suggest the Government is considering the introduction of a £100,000 lifetime cap on ISA holdings. Would you support or oppose this cap?

  • Do Not Cap It - 1,369 votes (86.6%)
  • Undecided - 118 votes (7.5%)
  • Cap It - 93 votes (5.9%)