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Stocks & Shares ISA

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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

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

Transfer Shares into an ISA

Compared to previous years, transferring your shares into a Cash ISA is relatively easy. 

You no longer have to sell your investments in order to transfer and instead your new provider will take care of it all, providing you give them the full details of your investments on the provided transfer form.

The rule change is good news for people approaching retirement who may not want to leave their money exposed to the stock market. Savers approaching other life events, such as buying a house or getting married, may also want to lock in some gains and protect a portion of their savings.

You won’t have to pay Capital Gains Tax on any gains you make on your shares if you move them to an ISA.

Rules for Transferring Shares

  1. The most important thing to remember is never to simply withdraw your money from the investment Isa and pay it into a cash Isa. Doing so will cancel the tax-free benefit
  2. If you’ve already opened a Cash ISA this year, check that it accepts transfers from other Isas. If it is a fixed rate account you may not be able to add the proceeds from your stocks and shares Nisa and obtain the same rate
  3. Fill in a transfer form. Your Cash ISA provider will send the transfer request to your stocks and shares Isa provider, which will sell some or all of the assets, according to your instructions
  4. Once all the sales have been settled and any closing fees deducted, the money will be transferred to the cash Nisa provider. The transfer itself can take around 30 days

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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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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