You can accumulate substantial amounts a personal capital in a tax-efficient way via an Individual Savings Account (ISA).
From 1st July, ISAs will become even more attractive and more flexible:-
- All existing ISAs will become a simpler product called the New ISA (NISA).
- Your NISA annual investment limit will be increased to £15,000.
- You will be able to transfer your investments from a stocks and shares ISA to a cash account.
- A wider range of securities will be eligible for NISA investment.
- A child’s Junior ISA investment limits will be increased to £4,000.
Let us help you make the right ISA and NISA choice
Whether you are new to investing or considering adding to your existing portfolio, we can help you select from the wide range of ISA (and the new NISA) options available and ensure that they match your goals and attitude to risk. We can also help you make the most of your ISA/NISA allowance limits this tax year and each tax year thereafter. If you would like more information, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
You can start investing at the new NISA contribution limit now by paying £1,250 per month (April to June). You will remain within the current ISA limits between now and the 1st July.
ISAs (and the new NISAs) are not an investment in their own right, but a wrapper in which you can hold investments or savings. When you hold savings or investments in an ISA/NISA, you don’t pay any capital gains tax on any capital gains you make from the proceeds.
The income from interest-bearing assets such as gilts and corporate bonds are also tax-efficient, but for investors holding equities that pay dividends, the situation is slightly different. A tax credit of 10% is deducted at source from dividends, which investors cannot reclaim.
Investment advice will be provided by our sister company ad+ Financial.
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