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Stocks and Shares ISA
Charges

Annual account charges

Your annual charge depends on whether you hold funds or shares in your ISA. There are no charges for opening an account, holding cash or inactivity.

Funds

Value of funds Charge
On the first £250,000 0.45%
On the value between £250,000 -£1m 0.25%
On the value between £1m - £2m 0.1%
On the value over £2m No charge

Shares

Including UK and overseas shares, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, VCTs, gilts and bonds.

0.45%
capped at £45 per year

Important note about charges

The investments you choose may have their own charges, such as charges from a particular fund manager. These are in addition to our account charges. You can find these in each investment’s key investor information document. A bid/offer spread may also apply - see our Guide to Fund Prices for details.

Example of account charges

If you invest £15,000 in funds and £5,000 in shares, your account charge would be £7.50 per month*.

£15,000 in funds

Annual charge (0.45%)

£67.50
£5,000 in shares

Annual charge (0.45%)

£22.50
Total charge

Annual charge (0.45%)

£90
(£7.50 per month)

*The monthly charge will depend on the exact value of your account each month. To keep things simple here, we didn't include any investment growth.

Dealing charges

Fund dealing

There's no dealing charge for buying or selling funds.

Online and mobile app share dealing

Including UK and overseas shares*, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, gilts and bonds.

Number of deals in previous month Charge per deal
0 - 9 £11.95
10 - 19 £8.95
20+ £5.95

*There’s an added foreign exchange charge for overseas share deals, depending on deal size. See our overseas share dealing page for details.

Automatic reinvestment

If you’d like any fund or share income automatically reinvested, we charge 1% of the trade value (minimum £1, maximum of £10). We’ll reinvest your income once it reaches £10 per holding, or the amount you choose.

How to pay charges

There’s no need to remember to make any payments. Each month we’ll automatically take charges from cash in your account.

If there’s not enough cash in your account, we’ll sell some of your investments to cover charges. We'll charge £1.50 per deal if we have to do this.

How much cash you need to keep available in your account depends on your investments. We’ll suggest a minimum cash amount for you, which you’ll be able to see in your account when you log in.

Other charges

  • Government tax and levies (per deal)
    UK Stamp Duty 0.5% on purchases of UK shares (round up to the nearest £5 for residual shares)
    PTM (Panel on Takeover and Mergers) £1 on UK share deals over £10,000
    Irish Stamp Duty 1% on purchases of Irish shares
    French Financial Transactions Tax 0.3% on purchases of French shares
    Italian Financial Transactions Tax 0.1% on purchases of Italian shares
  • Telephone and postal share dealing
    1% of the trade value, minimum charge £20, maximum £50.
  • Direct Debit into investments
    You can set up a Direct Debit from £25 per month. There's no charge for a Direct Debit into funds. For FTSE 350 shares and selected investment trusts and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) there's a charge of £1.50 per stock per month.
  • Account administration

    Made in addition to the charges above, where applicable.

    Cash withdrawals

    No charge

    Account closure fee

    £25 + VAT

    Automated sales to cover charges
    (selling fund units or shares to cover fees)

    £1.50 per stock per month

    Six-month statement and valuation (paperless)

    No charge

    Six-month statement and valuation (paper)

    £10 + VAT per statement and valuation

  • Transfers

    Transfer out (as cash)

    £25

    Transfer out (as stock)

    £25 per holding

    Internal stock transfer between accounts

    £12.50 per stock

Other charges may apply in specific circumstances - see the terms and conditions for details.

Charges FAQs

What if there’s not enough cash in my account to pay charges?

If you don’t have enough cash in your ISA to pay charges, we’ll debit your charges from your HL Fund and Share Account, if you have one.

If there’s not enough cash to pay charges in your ISA or Fund and Share Account, we’ll sell some of your ISA investments to cover charges, starting with the units from your largest fund holding. We’ll charge £1.50 per deal in that case.

For more details, please see our help and support section.

What if I've reached the full ISA allowance and can’t top up?

If there’s not enough cash in your ISA to pay charges and you can’t top up, you can add money to an HL Fund and Share Account instead. We’ll take your charges there instead of selling your ISA investments.

How much interest do I earn on cash in my ISA?

It’s important to keep some cash available in your ISA for paying charges. You can also hold cash while deciding where to invest. Currently, cash you hold in your HL ISA doesn't earn any interest.

See our cash interest rates page for details.