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First Direct Investment ISA

Invest up to £20,000 per individual for 2021/2022

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

Investment Fund Supermarket ISAs

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. Capital at risk.
  • 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 2,500 funds, shares, investment trusts and more to build your portfolio. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

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. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Investment ISA

from Barclays Smart Investor

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Invest in shares, funds, investment trusts, exchange traded funds. 5 Ready made portfolios if you are not sure where to invest. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £1 pm
Selected ISAs

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

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

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. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £1

Stocks & Shares ISA

from Moneyfarm

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Choose your risk profile and have it matched to an investment portfolio expertly built and managed. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £1,500
Ethical ISAs

Sustainable Stocks & Shares ISA

from Shepherds

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Invest in a brighter future for you and the world, with Shepherd's sustainable ISA. The fund aims to invest in innovative, sustainable companies that offer both the potential for long-term growth and a positive benefit to society. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £30 pm
Junior ISAs

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: Invest in over 3,000 funds, UK and overseas shares, investment trusts and ETFs. Capital at risk.

First Direct Investment ISA

First Direct is a division of multi-national bank HSBC Group. This investment ISA is known as the First Direct Investment ISA and allows investors to choose from various: funds, gilts and bonds.

Choosing an investment ISA

You are only allowed to open one new investment ISA in each tax year, though you may be able to transfer. It can be a good idea then, to first shop around different providers of investment ISAs to try and find the product which suits your personal requirements best.

You can use the tables on this website to compare a selection of different types of ISA from various providers. Follow the links to find out more about them and apply.

About Investment ISAs

Investment ISAs provide a tax-efficient wrapper for your money, which you can then use to invest in various qualifying investments such as: funds, shares and stocks. You can contribute up to your maximum ISA allowance into an investment ISA each year.

With investment ISAs any gains you make from your investments within the account are not subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Dividends will incur a 10% Income Tax charge at source; however there will not be any further income tax to pay on them.

Remember that as the value of investments can go down as well as up, you could get back less than you originally invested.

Other ISAs

There are other distinct categories of ISA, such as: Cash ISAs and Innovative Finance ISAs. Savers are allowed to open up to one of each type of account within the same tax year. Savers who do opt to open more than one category of ISA need to remember however, that as their overall ISA allowance stays the same they need to break it up between the different accounts so as not to exceed it.

Cash ISAs: Work much like regular savings account that are offered by various banks and building societies. The main difference is that the interest that, accumulates on money held within the ISA up to the maximum allowance, is paid tax free.

Innovative Finance ISAs: Are a kind of ISA that offers a tax efficient way for people to invest in Peer to Peer lending (P2P).

Transfers

ISA providers have to let you transfer out if you wish, however they can impose an interest based penalty for doing so. There is also not currently a requirement that forces providers to allow transfers in. It is now possible to transfer from a Cash ISA into an Investment ISA and vice versa. 

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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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5 Considerations for Your Next Investment ISA

15th March 2021

You've decided to invest your savings into a Stocks and Shares ISA. You'll be using your tax-free ISA allowance for this year before the deadline, while also investing your money for your future. But what do you need to consider before opening an account? We've put together a list of our top five considerations for you to think about before you click "apply". 

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