Find the right ISA for you
An ISA (Individual Savings Account)will allow you to invest up
to a certain limit during each tax year, and any interest you earn
on the account is awarded tax-free.
Current ISA rates 2013/2014
The total limit for the current tax year, ending 5 April 2014,
is £11,520 (£5,760 for a Cash ISA)
The limit renews each year so you can continue saving if you
choose, however you won't be able to carry over any remaining
The ISA rates in 2014/2015 will be £11,880 (£5,940 for a Cash
Read our guides for taking out an ISA for 2014/2015
There are different types of ISA available, allowing you to be
flexible with the way you save.
Most providers will offer different types of account with fixed
or variable rates, and various access options so shop around to see
where you can get the most for your money
comparison tables provided by Love Money
If you are resident in the UK and over 16 years old, you will be
entitled to open a Cash ISA. The limit to the amount you can save
in the current tax year is £5,760.
Cash ISAs are a safe way of investing your savings without any
You can choose to invest a lump sum or pay in over a period of
time as long as you keep within the upper limit. ISAs are flexible
enough for you to withdraw your savings but do remember, that if
you have already invested the full £5,760 you won't be able to pay
in any more money until the new tax year.
Stocks & Shares ISA
If you are wishing to invest the full £11,520 during the year
then you will need to make use of the Stocks & Shares ISA. You
can either invest the full lump sum or you can split the funds
between a Stocks & Shares ISA and a Cash ISA.
Stocks & Shares ISAs contain an element of risk as they are
associated with the investment market but can potentially offer a
greater return than a traditional savings account.
Junior ISAs were introduced in 2011 as a tax-efficient way of
young people saving for the future. The accounts are similar to a
Cash ISA but available to anyone under the age of 18 and designed
to help both children and their parents save.
The limit for a Junior ISA in the current tax year is
If you want to find out more about how to invest your savings in
an ISA, read our comprehensive guides for more information, tips