Transfer and make your life easier
If you wish to transfer, simply read the Key Features, Terms & Conditions and Important Investment Notes. If transferring a pension also read the Common Transfer Declaration and Transfer Checklist (in the Key Features) and check you will not incur excessive exit fees or lose valuable guarantees or benefits. Pensions are transferred as cash, unless otherwise arranged. ISAs, funds and shares can usually be transferred as stock (where you remain invested) or cash. When transferring as cash you are out of the market while the transfer takes place. This may work in your favour if the market falls, but if it rises you will not benefit from any growth while you hold cash.
It's free to transfer funds (unit trusts and OEICs) held inside or outside of an ISA from over 30 companies by telephone.