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ISA Limits for 2017/18
An ISA can provide a tax-efficient home for your savings. The ISA allowance for the 2017/18 tax year is £20,000. Use the tables on this page to compare our selection of the latest cash ISA deals.
Selected ISAs

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Prudential

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Four unique PruFunds
  • Invest From: £50 p.m. or £500 lump sum
  • Investment Options: Lump sums, regular savings and ISA transfers

Why we like it: Choose from 4 unique PruFund Funds, each one with a different level of risk and managed by Prudential’s in-house experts, and you can keep track of your investments 24/7 using their online valuation service. Open with as little as £50 per month or a one off lump sum of £500. The application process takes around 10 minutes and they also have a simple transfer process if you already have ISAs that you wish to move across. Other benefits include one simple annual management charge and no exit fee.

Investment Income Plan ISAs

FTSE 100 Enhanced Income Plan

from Investec

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income 4.35% fixed income
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: 5 years

Why we like it: Fixed income, fixed term, monthly payments and your capital back unless the FTSE falls by more than 50%. By offering a high fixed income rather than a variable income based on the performance of the stock market, this plans offers something different to income seekers.

  • 4.35% income paid regardless of the performance of the FTSE 100
  • Monthly income
  • Available for ISA, ISA transfer and direct investment
  • Capital is at risk if the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by more than 40% at maturity from it's initial level, in which case your initial investment will reduce by 1% for each 1% fall
  • Minimum investment £3,000
  • An arrangement fee applies for this plan
  • Product designed to be held for the full term

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Peer to Peer Lending ISAs

CROWD2FUND ISA

from CROWD2FUND

Allows ISA Transfers
Interest Rate Earn an estimated 8.70% APR
  • Term: 1-5 years
  • Protection Scheme: Own Scheme
  • Invest From: £10
  • Currently 0% platform default rate
  • Access to your capital
  • Balance your level of risk
  • Capital at risk
Easy Access Cash ISAs

30 Day Notice Cash ISAs

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 0.80%
  • Term: Easy Access

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

  • Early withdrawals are permitted subject to loss of interest equivalent to the notice period
  • Open account with £1000

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)
Fixed Rate Cash ISAs

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.25%
  • Term: 3 Years

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

  • 1.85% gross/AER fixed for 3 years.
  • £1,000 minimum opening balance

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Bank of Cyprus

Interest Rate (AER) 1.42%
  • Term: 3 Years


  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.20%
  • Term: 2 Year

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Bank of Cyprus

Interest Rate (AER) 1.32%
  • Term: 2 Years


  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.00%
  • Term: 1 Year

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Bank of Cyprus

Interest Rate (AER) 1.22%
  • Term: 1 Year


  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

An ISA (or Individual Savings Account) is a common legal way to save money without paying tax on the interest you earn. The amount you can place into an ISA is set by the UK government and changes each year with the new allowance coming into effect at the start of the tax year on 6th April.

There are two different ISA savings limits, one for standard ISAs and lower limit for Junior ISAs (open to people under the age of 18).

Providers do not normally allow you to exceed this limit, so if you were to accidentally attempt to pay too much into an ISA, the payment should simply be rejected outright or quickly refunded back into the account you paid in from.

How much is the ISA allowance for 2017/18?

HMRC set the following ISA limits for the 2017-2018 tax year:

  • ISA - £20,000
  • Junior ISA - £4,128

These allowances are an increase compared to the 2016-2017 tax year where the limits were:

  • ISA – £15,240
  • Junior ISA – £ 4,080

You can have a single ISA or split your money between several different ISAs. This allows you to split you money between different providers and/or keep some in cash and some in stocks and shares or one of the new types of ISA recently introduced.

Types of ISA

There are 3 main types of ISAs you can consider. You are free to choose how to split your money between the various kinds of ISAs – you can place all of your money into a single kind, or divide it between the different kinds to suit you.

Cash ISAs – The most basic kind of ISA, this allows you to pay money in and earn tax-free interest on it. There are a few different types of cash ISA, including fixed term ISAs, flexible ISAs (which allow you to take money out and put it in with no penalties) and Help to Buy ISAs designed to help first time buyers save up for a deposit on a house.

Stocks and Shares ISAs – If you are looking to earn a higher return on your savings and don’t mind an element of risk, a stocks and shares ISA can allow you to invest your savings into company shares in a variety of ways. This still gives you the same tax benefits as a standard ISA, but does come with the same risk as any investment in stocks and shares i.e. that the value of your investment can go down as well as up.

Innovative Finance ISAs – The government now allows peer-to-peer loans to be held within ISAs, allowing lenders to earn tax-free interest on loans arranged through peer-to-peer platforms.

Who are ISAs suitable for?

Every adult should have some savings in cash for security and easy access in the event of an unexpected emergency. Experts suggest that this should equate to approximately three months' salary. A cash ISA is an ideal home for rainy day funds if you are a taxpayer, as many ISA accounts provide an instant access option. As with all savings accounts, it's important that you shop around for the best deal.

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