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How Many ISAs Can You Have?

Maximise your annual ISA and save tax free!

Current ISA rules allow you to open one of each type of ISA every tax year.

Deposit Cash ISAs

ISA Deposit Plan

from IDAD

ISA Option
Maximum Potential Return 8.00% pa or 2.5 x FTSE growth
  • Deposit Taker: Goldman Sachs International Bank
  • Term: Up to 7 years

Why we like it: The previous issue of this plan had already proved popular - this latest release offers the potential for 8.0% p.a. interest, along with the same capital protection you would get with a traditional cash deposit.”

  • Plan can be ended early by Deposit Taker
  • 2% per quarter (8% pa) if plan ends early
  • 2.5 x FTSE 100 Index growth if plan runs full term
  • Capital protected product*
  • Eligible for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
  • If plan runs full term returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
  • Minimum investment £10,000
  • If you withdraw your money during the plan you may get back less than you originally invested

Calculate your interest with this plan

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

Important Information: * The return of your initial deposit depends on the ability of the deposit taker (Investec Bank plc) to repay your money. Structured deposits offer you the potential to earn higher returns than you would with a regular savings account. Your returns are based on the performance of an index or commodity. If the investment does not perform well you may receive no income or capital growth, but you can be confident that your capital will be repaid. You have no access to your deposit during the term of the account, typically 3 to 6 years but your original capital will be repaid in full at the end of the term. In the event that the deposit taker is unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) depending on your individual circumstances.

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

Vitality Stocks & Shares ISA

from Vitality

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Choose from 6 funds based on risk level or build your own portfolio
  • Invest From: £100 pm or £1,500 single

Why we like it: Vitality Stocks & Shares ISA. Invest in Vitality funds and they will add extra money to your investment every 5 years – on top of returns. This could get you an extra 15% over 25 years. Plus, for limited time only, if you open a new ISA before 5 April, they’ll give 100% cashback on your first year’s product charges. Minimum investment and T&Cs apply. Capital at risk. More Info

Astute Capital Stocks & Shares ISA

from Astute Capital

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: No
  • Fund Choice: Managed Portfolios
  • Invest From: £2,500

Why we like it: Astute Capital Stocks & Shares ISA. Choose between four different high interest managed account options (access, income, balance or growth) which have four different fixed rate terms from 1 to 5 years. Unlike most ISA and investment accounts, there are no set up charges or management fees. Simple, online application process. Returns are based on current available rates and are not guaranteed. Your capital is at risk.More info...

Interative Investor Stocks & Shares ISA

from Interactive Investor

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 40,000+ UK and global investments
  • Invest From: £25 pm or £100 single

Why we like it: ISA prize draw – win £20,000. Subscribe £2,500 or more to your 2018/19 ISA for automatic entry. Terms and conditions apply. An award-winning ISA that gives you complete control. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading. Capital at risk

How Many ISAs Can You Have?

ISAs were established to encourage Brits to save more each year. 

The largest advantage to an ISA is that you don't have to pay any taxes on the money you earn. This includes interest earned on cash ISAs, as well money made from sales of shares within investment ISAs. However, those tax advantages also mean a few rules apply to setting up and contributing to ISAs every year.

Opening ISAs

There are four types of ISA - Cash ISAs, Stocks and Shares ISAs, Innovative Finance ISAs and Lifetime ISAs. Each person is allowed to open one of each type of ISA each tax year with a minimum age of 18 for all ISAs except the Cash ISA where the minimum age is 16. The maximum combined amount you can put across all types of ISA each tax year is known as the ISA allowance and the current 2018-19 tax year ISA allowance is £20,000 per individual.

ISA Plan

Please note that there is also a separate type of ISA, the  Junior ISA, available for those under 18.

If you err and open more than one cash or shares ISA in a single tax year, it is important to notify your fund manager or bank right away. In some cases, the ISA may be allowed to remain open, once you have consulted with HM Revenue and Customs. 

Keeping ISAs Open

Once your ISA is open, you can leave it for as long as you like. You can add to your current ISAs each year, or open entirely new accounts. Keep in mind that if you continue to open new accounts, you will need to monitor them regularly to ensure they are earning the best returns possible.

Some individuals do not like the idea of having multiple ISAs because of the difficulty tracking them, while others like the diversity that more than one or two ISAs offer.

Instead of opening news ISAs each year, you also have the option to transfer current ISAs into different types of accounts. If you do decide to transfer ISA money, do not simply withdraw funds to move them, or you will lose your tax advantages for that year. Instead, initiate the transfer through the receiving manager or institution so your transaction is counted as a transfer, rather than a withdrawal.

By understanding the rules regarding ISAs, you can make the most of your money without fear of penalty or losing your tax advantages.

Monthly Saving

Many ISA providers allow you to invest monthly. Nutmeg offer a simple ISA plan where you can set up different pots for different savings objectives e.g. house fund; children's saving fund where you can decide on the different risk levels you are prepared to take. For more information on how you can invest tax efficiently click here »

NEW PLAN: Up To 8% pa Potential Income

Or 3x any rise in the FTSE 100 Index, with no upper limit...

“With the best traditional savings rates offering around 2.7% per year, and significantly lower for Cash ISAs, the 

potential for 8% from a plan with full capital protection makes for a compelling headline. The Callable Deposit Plan has only just launched, and offers two potential returns. The first is if the deposit taker decides to 'call' (end early) the plan, which it can do at the end of each quarter after the first year. If it does, you will receive 2% for each quarter since the start of the plan, equivalent to 8% interest per year (not compounded).

However, If the deposit taker does not end the plan early and it runs the full six years, you will receive three times any rise in the FTSE 100 Index over the term of the plan, with no upper limit. For example, if the FTSE rises 10%, you will receive 30%, along with a full return of your initial capital. If the FTSE is lower at the end of the term, you will not receive any interest and only a return of your original capital.

With traditional savings rates failing to inspire, this plan offers the potential for significantly higher returns but without risking your capital.”

Oliver Roylance-Smith, head of savings and investment

This plan is also available as a Cash ISA and accepts ISA transfers. Application deadlines apply.

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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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19th March 2019

It’s your last chance to get some savings locked away in a Cash ISA for this tax year. But you need to act quickly: some providers need to receive online applications by Thursday 21 March, in order to receive any documents they request from you, and your money, by 28 March.

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