Low Cost Tracker ISAs
Tracker funds, or passive investments provide a cost effective way of participating in the world’s biggest economic market indices such as the FTSE, Dow Jones and Nasdaq where you can gain exposure to a wide cross range of leading companies in different sectors.
Why choose a tracker over an active funds manager
Individuals looking to invest their savings will often approach an active funds manager to put their savings in investments to beat the market. Although active fund managers are good at beating market benchmarks, their result are often restricted to the short term and rarely sustain that sort of performance. As such, there is an ongoing debate whether the returns produced by actively managed funds justify the fees that are often charged including performance fees which can be significant.
Although tracker ISAs only match market benchmarks, they may offer you a lower cost way to invest your savings. This may be an attractive prospect for you, especially if you want to get the most out of your savings.
Why invest through an ISA
The issue with any investment is that you will have to pay tax on the returns that you receive. This means that your capital will not grow as quickly as you would like.
ISAs provide the opportunity to put aside a significant amount of money and earn tax-free interest at the same time. The tax-free interest ISA allowance for 2020-21 is £20,000.
As you can earn up to £20,000 tax-free interest with an ISA, it makes ISAs ideally suited towards shares, investment trusts or tracker funds.
In addition, ISA investing means that you will not have to complete a self-assessment upon receipt of the returns. This could save you a lot of hassle and time.
To qualify for a tracker ISA you need to be:
- Aged 18 years or over
- A UK resident and tax payer