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How much Can I Put in An ISA?

How much Can I Put in An ISA?

The tax benefits of ISAs are very attractive - so lots of Britons look to put their money into them each year. But just how much can you put into an ISA? And how much can you put into each type of ISA account? We've got all the answers you need, right here. 

The Government-allocated ISA allowance changes year-on-year. So what you need to know is…

  • The 2020-21 ISA allowance is £20,000 per person
  • You have until 5th April 2021 to make use of it
  • HMRC set the allowance every year based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of September.
  • There are different ISA allowances for different ISA types.
  • You can spread your ISA allowance between a Cash, Stocks and Shares or Innovative Finance ISA or simply place all your savings in to one of these types of accounts. You can only have one of each.

How Much Can I Put Into A Cash ISA?

There is no sub-limit on the amount you can put into a Cash ISA each year, as long as it stays under the overall ISA limit of £20,000 each year. You can put this all into the same type of Cash ISA, or spread it over the different ISA types. These include:

How Much Can I Put Into An Investment ISA?

Like a Cash ISA, there is no sub-limit on the amount you can put into an Investment ISA each year as long as it’s within the £20,000 allowance. You can only pay into one Investment ISA each year.

Your options are:

How much Can I Put Into A Lifetime ISA?

There is a limit on the amount that you can put into a Lifetime ISA beyond the overall “ISA limit”.

You are allowed to put £4000 into an LISA each tax year; for this you will receive a 25% bonus from the government, so you could stand to gain £1000 each year in a tax-safe bonus.

How Much Can I Put Into Junior ISA?

Year on year there is a cap on how much you can put into a Junior ISA – and this year (2020/2021) is a particularly generous.

You can put away £9000 into a Junior ISA this tax year in order to start your child’s savings.

Read more about ISAs here. 

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Fidelity

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Choose from over 4,000 investment options, including one of the widest fund ranges in the UK, plus shares, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds. There’s also expert guidance to help with your investment decisions, which includes a selection of tools and insights from Fidelity’s experts. Capital at risk. Tax and ISA rules apply.
  • Invest From: £25 through regular savings or £1,000 lump sum

Why we like it: Fidelity has lots of investment options, plus an extensive range of guidance tools to help you decide what to invest in. Their award-winning ISA is easy to start and offers great value, their a typical service fee of just 0.35%. Other ongoing charges apply. On top of that, everything is backed by Fidelity’s 50 years of investment experience.

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. 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.

Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Protection Scheme: FSCS
  • Fund Choice: Choose from over 2,500 funds, shares, investment trusts and more to build your portfolio. UK and overseas shares. Corporate and government bonds. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Ready-made portfolios to suit your goals and attitude to risk from £1,000. Expert research to help make your decisions. Investment trusts and much more. Capital at risk.Tax & ISA rules apply
  • Invest From: £25 pm or from £100 lump sum

Why we like it: Choose your own funds or alternatively a ready made portfolio. Market-beating savings and discounts of up to 5.5%. No charge to buy and sell funds. Low, tiered annual charges for holding funds, with a maximum of just 0.45% per annum. Free fund updates and analysis from experienced research team. Invest with a financially secure, FTSE 100 company.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Junior ISAs

Junior Stocks and Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Regular Savings
  • Investment Options: Invest from £25 per month or deposits of £100.

Why we like it: Invest for your child from £25 pm tax free. A wide range of top performing funds to choose from. The annual charge for holding investments in a Hargreaves Lansdown Junior ISA is never more than 0.45%. Your dealing and other charges will depend on the investments you choose.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

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.

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Stocks & Shares ISAs

Types of Stocks and Shares ISA include: 

Stocks and Shares ISAs

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