Lots of different types of investment can be held in an ISA, including:
- unit trusts.
- investment trusts.
- exchange-traded funds.
- individual stocks and shares.
- corporate and government bonds.
- OEICs (Open Ended Investment Companies).
However, shares in private companies are not allowed. You can put your entire limit, up to the current maximum of £20,000 (2017/18 figures), into a stocks and shares ISA – and transfer freely from one to the other.
Self Invested Personal Pensions have some restrictions on the types of investments that can be held within them. The investments that you can hold in our SIPP are as follows; Cash holding. Shares in companies listed on the main London Stock Exchange (LSE) or AIM.
Any warrants received subsequently (for example, new issues of warrants offered to existing shareholders only) cannot be held in a stocks and shares ISA . They must either be sold or re-registered into the investor’s own name (see changes to investments held in a stocks or shares ISA ).
Most ISAs, including Stocks and Shares ISAs are protected by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which is an independent regulatory body.
You can transfer your ISA to the same type of ISA with another provider. There are a number of different types of ISAs: Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA, Junior ISA, Lifetime ISA and Innovative Finance ISA. You can transfer each of these ISAs into the same type of ISA with another provider.
Yes. If you have shares in a HL Fund and Share Account, you can move them to your HL ISA. This is called Bed and ISA. Standard share dealing charges will apply.
To place a Bed and ISA order, just click on the ‘Bed and ISA’ button. You’ll find it by selecting ‘Overview’ once you’ve logged into your account. You can then choose which investments you want to sell from your Investment Account and buy them again within your Investment ISA.
Most AIM stocks are exempt from inheritance tax (IHT) if they’ve been held for more than two years, and depending on individual circumstances it may be possible for AIM shareholders to qualify for the income tax and CGT reliefs when held via an Enterprise Investment Scheme, or through CGT Entrepreneurs Relief.
Not every investment or interest in a business will qualify for BPR, but BPR will typically be available for: Shares in an unquoted qualifying company, even a minority holding. Shares in a qualifying company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
Can you hold an ISA in a SIPP?
With a SIPP, the money can only be accessed from age 55 (57 from 2028). You can take out 25% of your pension pot tax-free and will pay income tax on the rest. Having an ISA means you can access the money anytime without paying any tax on it – this added flexibility makes ISAs a good way to meet medium-term goals.