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Peer to Peer Lending ISAs

Downing Crowd IFISA

from Downing LLP

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Interest Rate 5.68% target return
  • Term: typically 1 – 5 years
  • Invest From: £100

Why we like it:

Downing is a long-established, FCA-authorised investment manager that brings over 25 years’ investment experience to debt-based crowdfunding. We launched the Downing Crowd platform in March 2016 and since then have raised over £40 million to support the growth of smaller UK companies, and repaid investors some £16 million of capital and £1 million interest (as at December 2017). To help manage risk, our Crowd Bonds are secured against existing assets, which means that if a borrower defaults on the bond, Downing, as security trustee, has the right to take control and use the net proceeds to repay some or all of the investors’ capital and interest.

Our monitoring fee is contingent on investors receiving their capital and interest being repaid in full.

Downing Crowd was recently awarded Best Investment Platform at the 2017 Growth Investor Awards, November 2017.

UK investors in Crowd Bonds can also now earn tax-free interest with our Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Capital at risk.

  • Tax-free interest on your investments through the IFISA
  • A range of fixed-term bonds to choose from
  • Downing’s fee is contingent on investors getting their capital and interest back in full
  • Capital at risk and returns not guaranteed
  • No FSCS deposit protection
  • Must be UK resident and over 18 years

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)
Investment Income Plan ISAs

FTSE 100 Defensive Income Plan

from Investec

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income up to 7.30%
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank
  • Term: Maximum 8 years

If you’re looking for high income, then the ability to receive 7.30% per year even if the FTSE falls almost 20%, could be appealing.

  • Up to 7.30% per year based on the performance of the FTSE 100 Index
  • Income paid even if Index falls by 20%
  • Quarterly payments
  • Alternative option also available paying up to 5.65% pa if the FTSE doesn't drop by 40% or more
  • 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

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 Monthly Contingent Income Plan

from Meteor

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income Up to 6.00%
  • Counterparty: Natixis
  • Term: Up to 10 Years

With the current record low interest rate environment, income is high up on the agenda for many investors and so the ability to receive 6% per year even if the FTSE falls by up to 25%, is certainly worth a closer look.

  • Potential monthly income: 0.5% (equivalent to 6% annually)
  • Income paid even if FTSE 100 falls by 25%
  • Potential to kick out quarterly from eighteen months 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

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 Enhanced Income Plan

from Investec

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

Fixed income, fixed term, monthly payments and your capital back unless the FTSE falls by more than 40%. 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.

Investment Growth Plan ISAs

FTSE 100 Enhanced Kick Out Plan

from Investec

Allow ISA Transfers
Maximum Potential Return 9.25% per annum
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: Up to 6 years

Kick out plans seem to attract particular interest when the market is at historically high levels since they can provide competitive returns even if the FTSE stays relatively flat with the potential for 9.25% annual growth.

  • 9.25% for each year (not compounded) provided the FTSE 100 finishes higher than its starting value (subject to averaging)
  • Potential to mature early, from year 1 onwards
  • Alternative collateralised option also available offering potential 7.60% pa
  • 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
  • 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.

Share Dealing ISAs

Youinvest ISA

from AJ Bell

  • Trade From (frequent trader rate): £4.95
  • Trade From (standard trader rate): £9.95

Voted ‘Best ISA Provider 2017’ in the City of London Wealth Management Awards. Place 10 deals or more per month and pay only £4.95 per online deal in the next month. Deal from £1.50 and never pay more than £9.95 per online trade.

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Charles Stanley

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: 1,500+ funds
  • Invest From: £50 per month or £500 single

Invest through an award winning FTSE company, with extensive research and analysis and competitive charges. Choose from a range of investments including shares, funds, gilts, bonds, investment trusts and ETFs.

Fixed Rate Cash ISAs

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Ford Money

Interest Rate (AER) 1.45%
  • Term: 2 Years
  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually.
  • Transfers in allowed
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be 16 or over to apply
  • Early withdrawals subject to term breakage charge

Calculate your interest with this plan

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

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Ford Money

Interest Rate (AER) 1.25%
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually
  • Transfers in allowed
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be 16 or over to apply
  • Early withdrawals subject to term breakage charge

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)
Easy Access Cash ISAs

Easy Access ISA

from AA

Interest Rate (AER) 0.95%
  • Term: Easy Access

Earn 0.96% tax free/AER variable - includes a 12 month bonus rate of 0.76%. Open with £100. Unlimited free withdrawals. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit

Flexible Cash ISA

from Ford Money

Interest Rate (AER) 1.00%
  • Minimum deposit £1
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals permitted
  • Transfers in allowed
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be 16 or over to apply

Calculate your interest with this plan

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

What is a structured tracker ISA?

A structured tracker ISA is designed to offer some of the benefits of both a standard cash ISA and a stocks and shares ISA. The idea is that the return you earn is linked to the performance of the stock market as a whole, rather than to individual stocks and shares. As with any ISA, you do not pay tax on the interest you earn.

Because the performance of the stock market as a whole tends to be more predictable than that of individual stocks, you are likely to be limiting your risk by investing your savings in this way. You also save the hassle of trying to cherry pick stocks you think are likely to perform well, or paying someone to do this for you.

This approach does mean you are less likely to see the kind of really big returns you might receive if you were to invest in really well chosen individual stocks and shares. However, for people who prefer a slow and steady return, rather than a risky, but potentially high reward approach to investing, a structured tracker ISA can be a good option.

How structured tracker ISAs work

Putting your money into structured tracker ISA will normally mean agreeing to lock your savings away for a set period, often 3 to 6 years. The return you earn will then be linked to the FTSE 100 index or an equivalent.

The exactly level of return you see will be based on how the relevant index is performing on the end date of your deposit term (or at agreed intervals between) relative to how it was performing on the day your deposit term started.

It is important to bear in mind that with this type of investment, if the index has moved down by the time your product ends, you will either earn no return or potentially even lose some of your original capital. This will depend on the type of product you choose and its exact terms.

Types of structured tracker ISA

There are two basic types of structured tracker ISA you can choose from:

Structured deposits – These tend to pay slightly lower returns, but your original deposit is protected even if the linked index moves down. With structured deposits, you earn a return if the index moves up and none if it moves down. This is a good option if you want to limit your risk.

Structured investments – These usually pay a higher level of return but are more risky. If the value of the tracked index goes down, you may lose some of your original deposit. This is best for those who want to see higher returns and can afford to risk their deposit.

Compare structured tracker ISAs

Knowing which type ISA will offer the best match for your personal finances and investment goals can be difficult, especially with so many different providers offers such a range of different products. Our ISA comparison tool at the top of the page makes things easier, allowing you to quickly and simply compare the features of leading products from across the market. 

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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