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Compare Income ISAs

Select the best income ISA to invest this year's tax free allowance.

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

Moneybuilder Income

from Fidelity

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Popular corporate bond fund that pays a monthly income. Manager Sajid Vaid believes investment grade (high quality) company bonds may be the ‘sweet spot’ in the fixed income market, delivering modest income while keeping risks in check. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Multi Manager High Income

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: HL blend their favourite equity income funds to provide investors an investment which aims to deliver long term returns & reliable monthly income. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: From £25

Monthly Distribution

from Artemis

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: High income yield fund suitable for long term investors drawing regular monthly income from their portfolios. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Listed Equity Income

from AVIVA Investors

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Aims to provide a dividend yield above the FTSE All-Share Index. Invests in UK equities judged to offer high yield, above average prospects of dividend growth and long-term capital growth. Income paid twice yearly. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Asian Income

from Jupiter

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: The fund aims to pay an attractive quarterly income and grow your investment by investing in shares of companies based in Asia & the Pacific region. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Global Equity Income

from JP Morgan

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: This fund portfolio is designed to achieve high and rising income by investing globally, primarily in equities, in any economic sector whilst participating in long term capital growth. Capital at risk
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Property Income

from Picton

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: This Real Estate Investment Trust which invests in UK commercial property pays investors a quarterly dividend. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

What is an income ISA?

An income ISA is a way of using your ISA allowance that aims to provide you with a regular tax-efficient income payment on your investment or savings. Income may be paid on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, so you can choose an option to suit your savings goals.

Every eligible person has an ISA allowance. You are permitted to invest all or part of this amount in an investment ISA, all in a cash ISA, or some in a cash ISA and the remainder in stocks and shares.

A stocks and shares income ISA might be for you if…

  1. You want to use your ISA allowance to maximize your potential for investment returns, especially at this time of low interest rates. The money you invest in an income ISA offers tangible tax savings. You pay just 10% tax on any income from your investments, regardless of your tax bracket.
  2. You have substantial savings - i.e. in excess of £10,000 - to transfer into the ISA. Capital gains are 100% tax-free, which is a real advantage if you want to hold shares and increase your ISA amount over the long term.
  3. You're looking to invest for the medium to long term - investment-based accounts generally perform better over time than cash-based accounts, but to achieve this it's likely you'll need to leave your money untouched for at least a minimum period of one year.
  4. You're saving with your retirement in mind. Many people use their yearly ISA allowance to invest in shares that can then be sold in the future to buy income funds - the result of which can be a tax-free income during retirement. In fact, recent data shows that savers are now putting more money into ISAs than into pension schemes.

A cash income ISA might be for you if…

  1. You want a completely tax-free savings account - you pay no tax at all on the interest you earn in a cash-based income ISA.
  2. You're not confident about investing in stocks and shares and want to avoid some of the potential issues, such as fluctuating market.
  3. You want to combine a straightforward, tax-free cash savings account with the benefit of regular income payments.

An income ISA might not suit you if…

  1. You're only saving for a short-term goal, such as a holiday. Because the income on your ISA pays out at regular intervals - for example, once a year - you may miss out on the benefits of this if you withdraw earlier. If you do decide to use an income ISA for a short-term savings goal, make sure you choose one that pays out income at more frequent intervals, such as once every quarter.
  2. Your first priority is to establish an emergency fund that you can easily access if something unexpected occurs. In this case, an instant access cash ISA might be more suited to your requirements.

Whatever kind of ISA you are interested in, as there are a wide range of products, it is worth shopping around to try and find the one that fits your specific needs best. You can view a selection of different kinds of ISAs by using the comparison tables on this website.

Oliver Roylance-Smith
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Most providers allow you to have dividends automatically paid out to your bank account upon receipt. You can also have them reinvested automatically, too.

No, all payments from an Income ISA is completely free from tax.

The annual ISA allowance is £20,000 for the current tax year.

Whether you receive dividends from your Stocks and Shares ISA will depend on the underlying investments you hold inside it. If your investments generate dividends, then you can opt to withdraw these automatically to your bank account tax-free if you wish.

Important Risk Information:

Capital at risk. Tax treatments depend on your individual circumstances and may change. 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.