Over 50s now have bigger ISA allowances.
It's £10 200 in total, with a maximum of £5 100 in a Cash ISA. You can also invest in an Investment ISA..£5100 if you have used your Cash ISA allowance or the full £10 200 if you have not.
The returns from a cash ISA are not that great at the moment, so it may bve worth looking at the Investment ISA option depending on your attitude to risk & investment period.
The limits for under 50s will be increased to the same for over 50s on 6th April 2010.
As always, seek proper independent advice.
Posted by Sean Wilson, APFS, Independent Financial Advisers (IFA), Swindon, Wiltshire.