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If you want to gain returns on your investments or interest while making tax savings, an income ISA can offer a convenient and tax-efficient way to save.
Investment Income Plan ISAs

Investec FTSE 100 Enhanced Income Plan

from Investec

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income 5.04% fixed income
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: 5 years

Why we like it: Provides quarterly fixed income. With long term savings rates currently only offering around 2.0% fixed, ask yourself – is a return of capital unless the FTSE falls by more than 50% a fair trade off for a 5.04% fixed income?

  • 5.04% 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 falls by more than 50% during the term and finishes lower than its starting value, 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.

FTSE 100 Defined Income Plan

from Investec

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income Up to 6.00%
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: 6 years
  • Up to 6% per year based on the performance of the FTSE 100 Index
  • Income paid even if Index falls by up to 25%
  • Missed payments added to future payment next time quarterly Index level above 75%
  • Quarterly payments
  • Capital is at risk if the FTSE 100 Index falls by more than 50% during the term and finishes lower than its starting value, 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

Calculate your interest with this plan

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

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.

FTSE Contingent Income Plan

from Meteor

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income Up to 8.20%
  • Counterparty: Natixis
  • Term: 10 Years
  • Potential quarterly income: 2.05% (equivalent to 8.20% annually)
  • Income paid even if FTSE 100 falls by 20%
  • Potential to kick out quarterly from year 2 onwards
  • Available for ISA, ISA transfers and direct investments
  • Capital is at risk if the FTSE 100 Index falls by more than 40% during the term and finishes lower than its starting value, in which case your initial investment will reduce by 1% for each 1% fall
  • Minimum investment £5000
  • An arrangement fee applies to this plan
  • Product designed to be held for the full term

FTSE Contingent Income Plan

from Focus

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income Up to 6.40%
  • Counterparty: Credit Suisse AG
  • Term: Up to 6 years
  • Up to 6.40% per year based on the performance of the FTSE 100 Index
  • Income paid even if Index falls by up to 25%
  • Quarterly payments
  • Plan can mature early each quarter from year 2 onwards
  • Available for ISA, ISA transfer and direct investment
  • Capital is at risk if the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by more than 40% from its starting level at the end of the investment term, in which case your initial investment will reduce by 1% for each 1% fall below its starting value
  • Minimum investment £5,000
  • An arrangement fee applies to 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. Income and growth returns are not guaranteed. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying Index or commodity. 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.

What is an income ISA?

An income ISA is a way of using your ISA allowance that aims to provide you with a regular tax-efficient income payment on your investment or savings. Income may be paid on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, so you can choose an option to suit your savings goals. Every eligible person has an ISA allowance. You are permitted to invest all or part of this amount in an investment ISA, all in a cash ISA, or some in a cash ISA and the remainder in stocks and shares.

A stocks and shares income ISA might be for you if…

  • You want to use your ISA allowance to maximize your potential for investment returns, especially at this time of low interest rates. The money you invest in an income ISA offers tangible tax savings. You pay just 10% tax on any income from your investments, regardless of your tax bracket.
  • You have substantial savings - i.e. in excess of £10,000 - to transfer into the ISA. Capital gains are 100% tax-free, which is a real advantage if you want to hold shares and increase your ISA amount over the long term.
  • You're looking to invest for the medium to long term - investment-based accounts generally perform better over time than cash-based accounts, but to achieve this it's likely you'll need to leave your money untouched for at least a minimum period of one year.
  • You're saving with your retirement in mind. Many people use their yearly ISA allowance to invest in shares that can then be sold in the future to buy income funds - the result of which can be a tax-free income during retirement. In fact, recent data shows that savers are now putting more money into ISAs than into pension schemes.

A cash income ISA might be for you if…

  • You want a completely tax-free savings account - you pay no tax at all on the interest you earn in a cash-based income ISA.
  • You're not confident about investing in stocks and shares and want to avoid some of the potential issues, such as fluctuating market.
  • You want to combine a straightforward, tax-free cash savings account with the benefit of regular income payments.

An income ISA might not suit you if…

  • You're only saving for a short-term goal, such as a holiday. Because the income on your ISA pays out at regular intervals - for example, once a year - you may miss out on the benefits of this if you withdraw earlier. If you do decide to use an income ISA for a short-term savings goal, make sure you choose one that pays out income at more frequent intervals, such as once every quarter.
  • Your first priority is to establish an emergency fund that you can easily access if something unexpected occurs. In this case, an instant access cash ISA might be more suited to your requirements.

Whatever kind of ISA you are interested in, as there are a wide range of products, it is worth shopping around to try and find the one that fits your specific needs best. You can view a selection of different kinds of ISAs by using the comparison tables on this website.

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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