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Find the best growth ISA to make the most of your tax free allowance this year.

Investment ISAs put your capital at risk & you may get back less than you originally invested

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Fund Choice: Nutmeg offer 4 diversified portfolios with ETFs, using technology to keep charges low.
  • Invest From: Min. £500 single

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Best Invest

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Over 2,500 funds, UK shares, investment trusts and ETFs or choose Ready Made & Managed Portfolios
  • Invest From: No minimum

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Interactive Investor

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Access 40,000+ UK, US and international shares on 17 global exchanges. Choose from over 3,000 funds.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Stocks & Shares ISA

from AJ Bell

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Wide range of stocks and shares, over 2,000 funds (unit trusts and OEICs), investment trusts and ETFs. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Choose from over 3,000 funds, shares, investment trusts and more to build your portfolio. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm or £100 lump sum

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Fidelity

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Choose from over 4,000 investment options, including one of the widest fund ranges in the UK. With online guidance tools and expert fund ideas to help you choose. Capital at risk
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Stocks & Shares ISA

from InvestEngine

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Offering commission-free DIY investing or low-cost, professionally managed income or growth portfolios built for you
  • Invest From: £100

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Shepherds

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Invest in the Shepherds With Profits Fund which offers medium to low risk investing, with the aim of growing your money in a smooth manner over the long term.
  • Invest From: £30 pm

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Wealthify

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Choose your risk profile and have an investment Plan built and managed for you.
  • Invest From: £1

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

from Baillie Gifford

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust is an actively managed by fund manager Baillie Gifford, investing in a high conviction global portfolio of companies with the aim of maximising its total return over the long term. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Technology Trust PLC

from Allianz

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Award winning investment trust offers investors access to the fast moving world of technology. The fund invests in stocks worldwide that have the potential to become tomorrow’s Apple or Google. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Sustainable Leaders

from Royal London

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Invests in companies that are likely to benefit from measures taken to improve the environment, human welfare and quality of life. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

What are Growth ISAs?

ISAs are designed to provide a tax-efficient wrapper for your savings, so if you're looking to invest for growth, they offer you a range of options available to you depending on your attitude to risk. 

You can invest in a wide choice of funds, offering high levels of potential growth for your ISA allowance.

  1. Growth ISAs are intended as medium to long term investments, so you can typically expect short-term volatility.
  2. Growth ISAs tend to have a stronger focus on investing in stocks and shares
  3. Growth funds tend to be higher risk funds, and so they are ideal for those looking to build their savings, or pensions, over longer periods of time.

The key to making the most of your investments is to figure out what you hope to achieve before you start. Everyone's objectives are different, so the trick is to find the investment method that best reflects your personal financial goals.

How much can I invest in a growth ISA?

As with all ISA options, you have a maximum isa allowance to invest each tax year. You have the option to invest your full allowance in either type of ISA, or invest some in a cash ISA and the remaining balance in a growth ISA or another type of stocks and shares ISA. However, you can't have more than one type of stocks and shares ISA in any given tax year.

Why invest your ISA allowance for growth?

If you're looking for an investment that will pay back in time, with the added bonus of tax-efficiency, a growth ISA could be a good choice for you. Growth ISAs are best for those who are happy to wait five years or more to access their money, and who aren't looking for immediate income as a priority. Growth ISAs offer investors the opportunity to spread their ISA allowance across a range of funds featuring different investment risk profiles and growth objectives.

As well as offering the potential for good returns in the long term, investors who choose a growth funds using their annual ISA allowance won't need to pay capital gains tax on any returns made.

What if a growth ISA doesn't seem like the right option?

If you're likely to need to get hold of your money at short notice, an instant access cash ISA or an easy access cash ISA might be a better choice. Similarly, if you're risk-averse, a growth ISA probably isn't for you as this type of plan tends to be quite high risk as a rule. If this is an issue for you, you might want to look into a different type of investment plan.

Oliver Roylance-Smith
Edited by Oliver Roylance-Smith - ISA.co.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be charged an annual management charge from your investment ISA provider, and you may also need to pay ad hoc administration and dealing charges.

The funds you invest in may also charge an annual fee. 

Your investments can go up as well as down, and so you should always be prepared for the event that you could lose money.

You can withdraw money at any time from your Stocks and Shares ISA.

An Investment ISA is a good idea as long as you understand the risks involved and you’re comfortable making your own investment decisions. You could lose money on your investments, but they could also significantly outperform other ISA investment options.

Yes, you can transfer from your Cash ISA to a Stocks and Shares ISA at any time. However, do check you won’t lose out by transferring, as some Fixed Rate Cash ISAs may charge a fee or void your interest if you surrender your policy before the fixed term has ended

Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.