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What Can Cash ISAs Include?

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.10%
  • Term: 3 Years
  • £1,000 minimum opening balance

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.05%
  • Term: 2 Year

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 0.85%
  • Term: 1 Year

Online Easy Access Cash ISA

from Cynergy Bank

Interest Rate (AER) 0.50%
  • Term: Easy Access
  • Instant access to funds
  • Open account with £500

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Easy Access Cash ISA

from Coventry Building Society

Interest Rate (AER) 0.30%
  • Term: Easy Access
  • Deposit from £1
  • Interest paid annually or monthly

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Easy Access Cash ISA

from Shawbrook Bank

Interest Rate (AER) 0.30%
  • Term: Easy Access
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually
  • ISA transfers in allowed
  • £250,000 maximum balance
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Instant ISA Saver

from Nationwide

Interest Rate (AER) up to 0.05%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Instant access
  • 0.01% interest on balances between £1 and £9,999, 0.03% on balances between £10,000 and £49,999, 0.05% on balances of £50,000 and above
  • Minimum deposit £1
  • Open and manage your account online or in branch
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Must be UK resident

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Cynergy Bank

Interest Rate (AER) 0.80%
  • Term: 2 Years
  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Shawbrook Bank

Interest Rate (AER) 0.87%
  • Term: 3 Years
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually
  • ISA transfers in allowed
  • £250,000 maximum balance
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from NatWest

Interest Rate (AER) 0.10%
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Instant access – manage your account by phone, in-branch and online
  • Open from £1000
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must be a UK resident

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Royal Bank of Scotland

Interest Rate (AER) 0.10%
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Instant access – manage your account by phone, in-branch and online
  • Open from £1000
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must be a UK resident

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Santander

Interest Rate (AER) Up to 0.20%
  • Term: 2 Years
  • Tax free ISA account
  • Open with £500 or transfer in existing ISA funds
  • 0.20% AER/tax-free for 2 years for savings of £500 and over if you're part of 1|2|3 World or Santander Select
  • FSCS Protected
  • 0.10% for balances of £40,000 or over, 0.01% for balances under £40,000
  • Must be UK resident
  • Must be aged 16 or older

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Royal Bank of Scotland

Interest Rate (AER) 0.10%
  • Term: 2 Year
  • Instant access – manage your account by phone, in-branch and online
  • Open from £1000
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must be a UK resident

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from NatWest

Interest Rate (AER) 0.10%
  • Term: 2 Year
  • Instant access – manage your account by phone, in-branch and online
  • Open from £1000
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must be a UK resident

Easy ISA

from Santander

Interest Rate (AER) 0.01%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Tax free ISA account
  • Open with £1 or transfer in existing ISA funds
  • Invest up to £20,000 per tax year
  • FSCS Protected
  • 0.10% for balances of £40,000 or over, 0.01% for balances under £40,000
  • Must be UK resident
  • Must be aged 16 or older

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Instant Access Cash ISA

from NatWest

Interest Rate (AER) 0.01%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Instant access – manage your account by phone, in-branch and online
  • Open from £1
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must be a UK resident

Cash ISA Saver

from Lloyds Bank

Interest Rate (AER) 0.01%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Tax free ISA account
  • Open with £1 or transfer in existing ISA funds
  • Invest up to £20,000 per tax year
  • Interest paid annually
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be UK resident
  • Must be aged 16 or older

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Instant Access Cash ISA

from Royal Bank of Scotland

Interest Rate (AER) 0.01%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Instant Access
  • Open from £1
  • Online, phone or branch access
  • Transfers allowed in – bring all your cash ISAs together in one place
  • Must be a UK resident
  • Must be 16 or over

ISA Saver Variable

from Halifax

Interest Rate (AER) 0.05%
  • Term: Instant Access
  • Tax free ISA account
  • Open with £1 or transfer in existing ISA funds
  • Invest up to £20,000 per tax year
  • Interest paid annually
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be UK resident
  • Must be aged 16 or older

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Instant Cash ISA

from Barclays

Interest Rate (AER) 0.02%
  • Term: Easy Access
  • Deposit from £1
  • Interest paid annually

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

What can you put into a cash ISA?

Before you commit to a cash ISA, check that there aren't any restrictions operating on your intended source of cash. The current HMRC rules on what can be included within a cash ISA are as follows:

  1. Cash deposited in bank or building society accounts - this includes structured deposit plans.
  2. National Savings and Investments products that are specially designed for ISAs - these may vary, so it's sensible to check with NS&I before you take any action.
  3. Alternative finance arrangements, such as Sharia-compliant finance products.
  4. Shares in companies and collective investment schemes that fail to meet the qualifying conditions for stocks and shares ISAs - if they do meet these conditions, you are free to use them as part of your stocks and shares ISA allowance instead.
  5. Life insurance policies that fail to meet the qualifying conditions for the stocks and shares ISAs - again, if they do meet these conditions, you are free to use them as part of your stocks and shares ISA allowance.
  6. Stakeholder cash products.
  7. Stakeholder medium-term products that fail to meet the qualifying conditions for stocks and shares ISAs - those that meet the required conditions can be used as part of your stocks and shares ISA allowance. 

Who is entitled to open a cash ISA?

To be eligible for a cash ISA:

  1. You must be aged 16 or over - for stocks and shares ISAs, this age limit rises to 18.
  2. You must be a resident or ordinarily resident in the UK. In certain circumstances exceptions may apply - for example, if you are a Crown employee working overseas - so check with your intended cash ISA provider.
  3. You must not hold more than one cash ISA in a single tax year, which runs from 6th April in one year to 5th April the next year. However, you are permitted to transfer from one cash ISA provider to another.
  4. You must be the sole owner of the ISA - there's no option for joint ownership with a cash ISA because every individual has their own personal ISA allowance.

Am I permitted to transfer my cash ISA to another provider?

Generally speaking, you can transfer your cash ISA between providers without incurring any charges or penalties. If you're considering transferring your cash ISA from one provider to another, bear in mind that:

  1. While there's nothing to stop you withdrawing your cash from the ISA and putting in another account, you will lose all the tax-free benefits. So, if you want to transfer your cash ISA, speak to your new ISA provider who will arrange it for you.
  2. You will be asked to fill in an ISA transfer form that will allow your old ISA provider to transfer your cash to your new ISA provider.
  3. If you want to transfer money that you've put into your ISA in the current tax year, you must transfer all of it in one go. You can also transfer all of the money you put into your ISA in earlier years - or a part of it - if you wish. Some cash ISA providers won't allow you to make partial transfers, so check the terms of the ISA before you apply.

To find out more about ISA transfers, visit our dedicated section.

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