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Compare ISA transfer options

Unhappy with your current ISA provider? Perhaps you're no longer getting the best rates, or you want to put all your ISAs from previous years together in one place? Fortunately, transferring ISAs is a simple process. Use this page to compare a selection of the latest ISAs accepting transfers.

Selected ISAs

FTSE 100 UCITS ETF Tracker

from iShares

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 100 Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Provides exposure to the FTSE 100 index of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange at a highly competitive price.

Available via Fidelity Fund Supermarket this is a super low cost FTSE 100 tracker with a 0.07% pa annual charge. The product has a record of tracking its benchmark to a high degree of accuracy and scored ahead of rivals on this measure. Income generated is reinvested.

The investment objective of the Fund is to deliver the net total return performance of the Benchmark Index (being the FTSE 100 Index), less the fees and expenses of the Fund. In order to achieve this investment objective, the investment policy of the Fund is to invest in a portfolio of equity securities that as far as possible and practicable consists of the component securities of the FTSE 100 Index, this Fund’s Benchmark Index. 

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. 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.

FTSE 250 Index Tracker

from HSBC

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 250 Index
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: The Fund's investment objective is to provide long term capital growth by matching the capital performance of the FTSE 250 Index by investing in companies that make up the index.

Available via Hargreaves Lansdown this is a low cost FTSE 250 tracker with a 0.18% pa annual charge.The FTSE 250 is full of medium-sized companies with exciting growth potential. We think this is an excellent tracker fund, offering a low cost way to invest in this area of the market. HSBC has lots of experience running tracker investment funds.This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform.

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. 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.

FTSE 250 UCITS ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks FTSE 250 Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: Tracks the FTSE 250 index of medium-sized companies, providing a greater UK domestic focus than the FTSE 100.

Available via Fidelity Fund Supermarket this product is among the lowest cost on the market. It comes from one the most established players. This is an ‘Accumulation’ product, meaning any income generated is reinvested.

This Fund seeks to track the performance of the Index, a widely recognised benchmark of mid cap sized companies of the United Kingdom. 

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. 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.

S&P 500 UCITS ETF Tracker

from Vanguard

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks S&P 500 Index
  • Invest From: £100
  • Investment Options: The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.

Super low cost way of tracking the largest US companies at 0.07% pa. The Fund employs a passive management – or indexing – investment approach, through physical acquisition of securities, and seeks to track the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index (the “Index”).

This fund is available through the Hargreaves Lansdown Platform

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. 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.

Index World

from Fidelity

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Tracks MSCI World Index
  • Invest From: £50 pm
  • Investment Options: The Fidelity Index World Fund, invested in a variety of well-known companies such as Coca-Cola, Google, Disney & Microsoft

Why we like it: A low-cost, easy way to start investing in the stock market with a super low annual management charge of 0.1%. Great way to spread risk across a wide range of shares.

The Fund aims to track the performance of the MSCI World (Net Total Return) Index (before fees and expenses are applied) thereby seeking to increase the value of your investment over a period of 5 years or more. The performance of the Fund is unlikely to track the performance of the index precisely. 

Please note the value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. 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.

Investment Fund ISAs

High Income

from Artemis

Income Yield 5.29% pa - Interest Payable Monthly*

Why we like it: If you are looking for a high income yield and prepared to accept higher volatility then this fund may fit the bill. With a focus on high yield bonds and shares, the fund manager is an experienced bond investor who has a flexible approach to seeking out the best income opportunities. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform.

*Distribution yield as at 30/4/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Listed Equity Income

from AVIVA Investors

Income Yield 4.79% pa - Income Paid Bi-annually*

Why we like it: Getting paid a regular income is a priority for many investors. Whether you're in retirement, or want to boost your existing income, an equity income fund could be right for you. Even if you do not need income now, you can opt to reinvest it to boost capital growth. An emphasis on dividends and dividend growth makes this fund a more traditional UK equity income fund, in our view, so it could help form the foundation of an income portfolio.This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform.

*Historic yield correct as at 31/5/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Ethical Trust Income

from Legal & General

Income Yield 3.90% pa - Interest Paid Bi-annually*

Why we like it: A low cost ethical fund (0.25% pa ongoing charge) with the objective of the Fund is to provide growth by tracking the performance of the FTSE 350 Index (the “Index”), excluding shares of companies whose business does not meet a range of ethical and environmental guidelines (“ethical screening methodology”) determined by an external agency chosen by the Manager. This fund is available through the Hargreaves Lansdown Platform.

*Historic yield correct as at 22/5/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Asian Income

from Jupiter

Income Yield 3.70% pa - Income Paid Quarterly*

Why we like it: If you are looking to access Asia’s exciting growth potential along with a regular income this fund may be for you. Focuses on larger, dividend-paying companies in developed Asian markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Invests in a small number of companies so each can contribute a lot to performance, which can increase risk. The fund aims to pay an attractive income and grow your investment. A focus on companies that tend to be more stable could help the fund fall to a lesser extent than some others when markets are weak. Jupiter has grown to be one of the UK’s most successful and respected investment management groups. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform.

*Correct as at 22/5/2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Equity

from Fundsmith

Income Yield 1.63% pa - Income Paid Bi-annually*

Why we like it: Suitable for the long term investor the fund manager Terry Smith focuses on a small number of high quality, resilient, global growth companies (Between 20 and 30 stocks)  that are good value with the intention of holding the shares for a long time. Companies held include Microsoft, Paypal and Estee Lauder. This fund is available through the Fidelity Platform.

*Historic yield as at 30 April 2020

Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.

Investment Income Plan ISAs

FTSE Quarterly Contingent Income Plan

from Meteor

Allow ISA Transfers
Annual Income Up to 7.00%
  • Counterparty: Barclays Bank plc
  • Term: Up to 10 Years

With the current record low interest rate environment, income is high up on the agenda for many investors and so the ability to receive 7.0% per year even if the FTSE falls by up to 20%, is certainly worth a closer look.

Important: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

  • Potential quarterly income: 1.75% (equivalent to 7.0% annually)
  • Income paid even if FTSE 100 falls by 20%
  • Potential to kick out quarterly from year 2 onwards
  • Available for ISA, ISA transfers and direct investments
  • Capital is at risk if the FTSE 100 Index has fallen by more than 35% at maturity from it's initial level, in which case your initial investment will reduce by 1% for each 1% fall
  • Minimum investment £5,000
  • An arrangement fee applies to this plan
  • If you withdraw your money during the plan you may get back less than you originally invested

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

ISA Transfers

Transferring your ISA can be a savvy move for savers, especially given the instability of interest rates in the current financial climate.

By keeping a close eye on rates across the spectrum of ISA providers and transferring when your current rate drops, you can make your account work harder for you.

Transferring can make sure you’re receiving the best possible rate on offer at the time and ensures you make the most of your hard-earned savings. But before you do consider transferring, make sure you keep in mind the one fundamental rule of ISA transfers:

If you want to transfer your ISA, make sure you do it properly - never just withdraw the money or you'll immediately lose all the tax benefits.

Many people have lost out on their tax-free allowance by not following the correct procedure so make sure you follow the procedure explained below.

How do I Transfer my ISA?

ISA transfers used to take longer than was practical, this left people wondering if it was worth it and not taking advantage of better deals which may have been on offer. However, thanks to recent guidelines, transferring an ISA from one provider to another is now a fairly straightforward process:

Once you have sent off the ISA transfer form, your new ISA provider should contact your current ISA provider within five working days. The ISA transfer process should take no longer than 15 working days.

When an ISA is transferred, the old ISA manager must give the new ISA manager a notice in writing containing information and a declaration, known as a transfer history form.

Once the transfer is done, your new ISA provider will be in touch to confirm this.

Can I Transfer one ISA and Open Another?

The short answer is yes - you are free to transfer previous years' ISA balances to a better rate, as well as opening a separate account, as long as you only put cash into the latter account.

You can pay into one cash ISA and one investment ISA each tax year, but transfers don't count as 'paying in'. You can transfer as many times as you like, and there's no set time in the tax year when you need to transfer.

Is there a Charge for Transferring an ISA?

Not necessarily but it is possible, depending on your provider. Your existing ISA manager cannot stop you transferring, but they may charge you for it. However, this is becoming less common, particularly with cash ISAs. You should contact your current ISA provider and confirm their policy on this before making a decision.

What to Consider when Choosing an ISA

When choosing an ISA, there are a number of things to consider. We’ve highlighted some of the most important factors below:

Timescale of investment - If you need access to your capital and you are not looking to invest for the long term you should consider a Cash ISA. However, if you are happy to tie up capital for the medium to longer term you may wish to consider a Stocks and Shares ISA which has the potential to provide better returns then a Cash ISA over the longer term

Attitude to investment risk - If you are not prepared to lose capital then a Cash ISA is probably the better option for you. It good to remember that, over the long term, inflation can erode your capital in real terms so getting a good rate of interest on your cash ISA should be a priority. If you are prepared to risk capital to achieve higher potential returns then a stocks and shares ISA may be the best option for you.

Charges - Different ISA plans will have different charges. It is important that you are aware of what these are and how they could affect your ISA performance. Also be aware that some accounts apply account closure charges if you try to switch before the agreed amount of time.

Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.

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