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How Much Can You Invest in an ISA?

How Much can You Invest in an ISA?
Selected ISAs

FTSE 100 Tracker Fund

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 100 Index
  • Invest From: £20 pm
  • Investment Options: Provides exposure to the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange at a highly competitive price.

A low cost way of looking for capital growth by tracking the 100 most capitalised mature companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. You can invest up to £20,000 this tax year, with a low minimum of £100 lump sum or £20 per month, and you can manage your account easily online. 

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

FTSE 100 UCITS ETF Tracker Fund

from iShares

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 100 Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Provides exposure to the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange at a highly competitive price.

A super low cost FTSE 100 tracker ETF fund with a 0.07% pa annual charge. 

The product has a record of tracking its benchmark to a high degree of accuracy and scored ahead of rivals on this measure. Income generated is reinvested.

The investment objective of the Fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the Benchmark Index (being the FTSE 100 Index), less the fees and expenses of the Fund. In order to achieve this investment objective, the investment policy of the Fund is to invest in a portfolio of equity securities that as far as possible and practicable consists of the component securities of the FTSE 100 Index, this Fund’s Benchmark Index. 

Available via:

Fidelity investment platform »

Special offer:

Invest and get £25 cashback »

Build your savings with an ISA, SIPP or Investment Account and receive £25. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Tracker Fund

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 250 Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Tracks the FTSE 250 index of medium-sized companies, providing a greater UK domestic focus than the FTSE 100.

Low cost FTSE 250 tracker with a 0.10% pa annual charge.

It comes from one the most established players. This is an ‘Accumulation’ product, meaning any income generated is reinvested.

This Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE 250 Index, a widely recognised benchmark of mid cap sized companies of the United Kingdom. 

Available via:

Fidelity investment platform »

Special offer:

Invest and get £25 cashback »

Build your savings with an ISA, SIPP or Investment Account and receive £25. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

FTSE All Share Fund ISA

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE All Share
  • Invest From: £20 pm
  • Investment Options: Invests in shares of UK companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Why we like it: A low cost way of looking for capital growth by tracking the UK stock market as represented by the index. No initial charges. You can invest up to £20,000 this tax year, with a low minimum of £100 lump sum or £20 per month, and you can manage your account easily online.

Important: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

S&P 500 UCITS ETF Tracker Fund

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks S&P 500 Index
  • Invest From: £100
  • Investment Options: The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.

Super low cost way of tracking the largest US companies at 0.07% pa. 

The Fund employs a passive management – or indexing – investment approach, through physical acquisition of securities, and seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index (the “Index”).

Available via:

Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform »

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

FTSE International Index Fund ISA

from Legal & General

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE World Index (excluding UK)
  • Invest From: £20 pm
  • Investment Options: Invests in shares of large and medium sized companies, as measured by market capitalisation, listed on a range of world stock markets (excluding the UK), weighted by the size of those markets.

Why we like it: A low cost way of looking for capital growth by tracking the shares of middle and large companies by capitalisation across all economic sectors in developed and advanced emerging markets (excluding the UK) as represented by the index. No initial charges. You can invest up to £20,000 this tax year, with a low minimum of £100 lump sum or £20 per month, and you can manage your account easily online.

Important: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

FTSE All-World UCITS ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE All World Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Replicates returns from the FTSE All World, an index that encompasses both developed and emerging markets from around the world. Ranks among the cheapest products of its type. This is an ‘Accumulation’ product, meaning any income generated is reinvested.

Low cost tracker which provides global exposure with a annual management charge under 0.25% pa.

This Fund seeks to provide long-term growth of capital by tracking the performance of the FTSE All-World Index, a market-capitalisation weighted index of common stocks of large and mid cap companies in developed and emerging countries. The Fund employs a “passive management” – or indexing – investment approach, through physical acquisition of securities, designed to track the performance of the Index, a free float adjusted market capitalisation weighted index. The Fund will invest in a portfolio of equity securities that so far as possible and practicable consists of a representative sample of the component securities of the Index.

Available via:

Fidelity investment platform »

Special offer:

Invest and get £25 cashback »

Build your savings with an ISA, SIPP or Investment Account and receive £25. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

How Much Can You Invest in an ISA?

Your tax-free allowance is annually subject to change, currently your annual allowance for an ISA in 2020/21 is £20,000, but you can only invest with one provider in a single tax year. Investing this amount would use up your full ISA allowance.

Some people find it easier to manage their finances if they’re consolidated in to one account, however, if you’d rather split your allowance between a Cash, Innovative Finance and a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can choose to split your ISA allowance as you see fit.

What are the Three Kinds of ISA and What Can They Offer Me?

1) Cash ISA

  • A safe way to start saving, there’s no risk and you are guaranteed to withdraw the same amount you deposited (unless you have been subject to penalty charges for closing an account early)
  • Fixed or Variable rates of interest available
  • Flexible accounts where you can access your money whenever you need to are available

2) Stocks and Shares ISA

  • Possibly gain much higher returns than on a Cash ISA
  • Some risk involved, you could withdraw less than you deposited
  • Ready-made portfolios, managed accounts and risk assessed options are available to make investing easy

3) Innovative Finance ISA

  • Potentially receive a higher rate of interest than a standard Cash ISA
  • Peer to Peer lending is fully regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Some risk involved
  • Currently over £5+ billion has been lent in the UK and its only growing

How to Choose the Best ISA?

Choosing the best ISA can be difficult, particularly when there are so many options to choose from. Many people are torn between investing their full ISA allowance in to one ISA or splitting it between Cash, Stocks and Shares and Innovative Finance ISA accounts.

The answer purely depends on your financial circumstances and your savings goals. However, by comparing the options available then you should be able to make a decision on what works best for you.

Cash ISAs are a safe option and you’re guaranteed to make money on your savings. With a Cash ISA, you are guaranteed a fixed rate of interest; they are designed to protect your capital, so many people feel that this is the safer option.

The low interest rates currently offered by banks has meant that more people than ever before are considering investing their money in Stocks and Shares or Innovative Finance in hope of higher returns. Traditionally, investing has always reaped higher rewards but the element of risk involved means that you could also be left with less than you originally invested.

While many people are put off by this, with many platforms offering ready-made portfolios and options where your funds are managed for you, it’s really never been easier to start investing.

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 January 2021

The tech industry has been booming for the past fifteen years; and it seems to be a rollercoaster that only goes up. The tech bubble has yet to burst, with companies coming out with more and more technological developments and consumer demand is certainly not slowing down. So, for the tech-savvy investor who wants to put their pennies behind this strong growing industry, we’ve put together our top three picks for Technology Stocks and Shares ISAs. 

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