Royal London ISA
Royal London currently offer a Stocks and Shares Investment ISA and Unit Trusts, whatever kind of ISA you are looking for its a good idea to shop around providers first to find the top deal for the product that best fits your needs.
You can use the comparison table above to compare ISAs of different kinds from various providers:
Royal London Investment ISA
Allows you to invest in a choice of funds. Minimum deposit of at least £1,000 then to invest at least £100 on each occasion that you wish to top up the investment ISA.
In order to be eligible for a UK ISA you need to be:
- Aged 16 or over for a cash ISA.
- Aged 18 or over for a stocks and shares ISA.
- A resident of the United Kingdom.
- If you don’t live in the UK then you need to be a Crown Servant or their spouse/civil partner.
- You can open a Junior ISA for someone under 18 who you have parental responsibility for.
There are two categories of UK ISA: Cash ISAs and Stocks & Shares ISAs, ISA rules allow each eligible person to open up to a maximum of one of each kind of ISA each tax year.
The ISA allowance is the limit to the amount each saver can deposit into an ISA each tax year, this amount stays the same so if you opt to open a Cash ISA and Stocks & Shares ISA you will need to divide the allowance between the two accounts, this can be done so at ratio of your choice as long as you do not exceed the limit.
- Cash ISAs – Are a kind of investment account that, up to your maximum allowance, pays savers interest tax-free. There are different sorts of Cash ISA product offered by various Banks and Building Societies, as well as other providers. Some kinds may include: Fixed Rate, Easy Access and Instant Access ISA.
- Stocks & Shares ISAs – Are a kind of tax-efficient investment account that allows you to invest in various products such as corporate and government bonds as well as stocks and shares. With this kind of ISA you do not pay Capital Gains Tax or Income Tax on profits made from the increase in value of your investments, but you do pay tax on dividends. As you use this account to invest in capital-at-risk products, if the value of your investments decreases you can get back less than you originally put in, these are also not FCA protected.
It is possible to transfer an Individual Savings Account to another ISA product, either with your current provider or a different one. Some ISAs may impose an interest penalty for doing so however; this means that while it can be beneficial sometimes to move, before you do so you should check that any penalty you would incur would not negate the potential benefit of moving to a different product.