ISAs can be switched at any time as long as the correct procedure is followed. Keeping an eye on the latest interest rates and constantly comparing with other providers is a good idea to keep on top of your savings.
Many banks offer variable rates of interest so the rate you signed up with may not be what you’re receiving now. Introductory bonuses are often used to attract new customers but once that stated period is over, the interest rates plummet. Better rates are usually available so make sure your money is working as hard as it can. Compare latest interest rates on our comparison tables.
Many people transfer their money as it’s generally much easier to manage one account online than several accounts. By switching, you can make your life easier as well as potentially finding a higher rate of interest.
Nationwide are the world’s largest building society and offer a simple switching service and a range of flexible ISA options. Nationwide offer:
Many banks charge a penalty if you try to close the account early, particularly if you’re switching from a fixed term ISA. It’s always a good idea to check your provider’s conditions as well any transfer minimums or conditions your new provider may have.
New ISA flexibility has meant that some ISAs now allow you to withdraw money and put it back within the same tax year without it affecting your annual allowance. As long as the account allows withdrawals then this should be fine but always check with your provider.
Nationwide offer a flexible range of ISAs with competitive interest rates. Their customer guarantees ensure you won’t be losing out on interest due to unexpected hold-ups. Make sure you can commit to the fixed ISA term before transferring however, as you are likely to take out less than you put in if you close early.
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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