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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.

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.

First Direct Stocks and Shares ISA

First Direct is a telephone and internet-based retail bank in the United Kingdom, a division of HSBC Bank plc. First Direct has headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, and has 1.25 million customers.

Choosing an Investment ISA

Spending some time researching ISA providers before committing to a product is sensible because you can only open one of each type of ISA per tax year. Although, Isa accounts must let you transfer, it is possible that you will incur some penalty charges and occasionally withdraw less than you invested.

When you search for an investment ISA, it’s a good idea to consider things such as minimum investment charges and the range of products it allows you to invest in. It’s also worth checking charges for annual fees and trading as these can often add up.

Use the comparison tables to compare different types of ISA from a selection of providers. Follow the links to find out more and apply.

First Direct Stocks and Shares ISA Review

First Direct offer a simple Stocks and Shares account to shelter your investments up to £20,000 for the 2017/18 tax year.

Features:

  • No registration fee or annual management charge
  • Ability to self-select the eligible equities you want in your ISA
  • Your shares listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) are also now available for trading in our first direct Stocks and Shares ISA
  • Easily transfer in your existing cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs. This can take up to 6 weeks
  • You can trade online or by telephone

To use their Stocks and Shares ISA, you'll need a First Direct Share Dealing Account as well as a 1st Account to hold the securities and enable the money transmission.

About Stocks and Shares ISAs

While, this kind of account is not usually an investment in its own right, it does provide you with a platform to invest from. An investment ISA can hold money in order to invest in qualifying sources such as government bonds and corporate bonds as well as shares and stocks.

They are generally available as either self-select ISAs that allow you to invest directly into stocks and shares or as collective investment schemes. Stocks & shares ISA are referred to as ‘tax-efficient’ wrappers, as there is no capital gains tax to be paid on gains made on investments held within the wrapper, although dividends do incur 10% income tax at source.

However, it is important to remember with this kind of option that your capital could be at risk. The investments you make could go down as well as up in value, so you could get back less than the amount you originally put into the account.

Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

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