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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 ISA

You may be wondering if a First Direct ISA is the best place to put your annual maximum allowance, First Direct have both Cash and Socks & Shares ISA options, however in addition to seeing what a First Direct ISA can offer you should shop around to see what other providers can offer too, you can use the table below to compare a selection of best buys from various different providers to see if you can find the best buy plan for your specific needs. 

First Direct Cash ISA

The First Direct Cash ISA lets you earn tax free interest at a variable rate on savings from £1. Interest is calculated daily and paid money and instant access can be done by transfer to another First Direct Account. Transfers from other providers are allowed.

First Direct Stocks & Shares ISA

The First Direct Stocks & Shares ISA offers a tax-efficient wrapper for you to self-select investments in eligible equities; trades can be made both online and over the telephone. 

Types of ISA

Before you take out any kind of Individual Savings Account is a good idea to understand it’s features and to shop around to make sure you are making the best choice for your personal circumstances. There are two distinct categories of ISA; Cash and Stocks & Shares. You are not allowed to have more than one of each type of ISA in each tax year. If you decide to open of each type of ISA then your annual maximum allowance still stays the same so you will have to break it up between the two ISAs but you can do so at any ratio you desire. 

  • Cash ISAs – These are essentially a savings account, the only real difference from any other savings account offered by a bank or building society is up to your maximum allowance any interest that accumulates on the account is tax-free. A provider may offer different types of ISA that offer different levels of access to your saving of the term of the investment, Such as; Fixed rate which usually require the saver to lock their cash away without access for a fixed term, Instant Access which allow you to make withdrawals whenever you want and Easy Access accounts that provide limited access for withdrawals. Generally speaking less access to your savings during the term an account permits the better its rate of interest. 
  • Stocks & Shares ISAs – This kind of ISA is not really an investment in themselves, they are instead tax-efficient investments accounts that can be used to invest in other products such as; gilts, funds, shares and stocks. There are self-select ISAs which allow you to directly choose investments others work on a collective investment scheme basis where money is pooled together into a fund with other investors. With ISAs you do not need to pay capital gains tax or income tax up to your maximum allowance, however you do still need to pay tax on dividends you might receive.

ISA Transfers

All providers have to allow you to transfer to another provider, however ISA providers do not necessarily have to allow transfers-in. Providers may put a penalty of transfers out so, factoring in that penalty you should first check before you move if you’d actually receive more interest overall staying put. 

Three funds for a Stocks and Shares ISA

Stocks and Shares ISAs are a popular way for people to invest for their future.

If you’re looking for inspiration on where to invest your ISA this tax year, take a look at our latest investment ideas.

Download your copy to discover three funds, including:

  • A total return fund
  • A global income fund
  • A responsible investing fund

Click here to get your FREE guide from Hargreaves Lansdown »

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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Latest News

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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