Important information In our Stocks & Shares ISA you make your own investment decisions. Investments can go down in value as well as up so you could get back less than you invest. Before transferring, please ensure you won't incur excessive exit fees. If you are unsure if an investment is suitable for you, please contact us for personalised advice.
Why transfer to Hargreaves Lansdown?
Easier to manage
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The average Cash ISA interest rate is currently just 0.85%. Any meaningful interest rate rises look unlikely in the short to medium term. The Bank of England’s recent inflation report suggests the base rate might only reach 1% by the end of 2017.
Many investors are transferring Cash ISAs into a Stocks & Shares ISA in search of improved returns. The FTSE 100 index, for example, currently yields around 4%, and also offers the potential for capital to grow, although this yield is variable and not guaranteed.
Those considering transferring should remember they have immediate access to cash in most Cash ISAs and it is guaranteed (up to £75,000). The value of investments and the income paid will fall as well as rise in a Stocks & Shares ISA, so investors could make a loss. For this reason, those transferring should be comfortable investing for the long term.
Those considering transferring don't need to worry about picking new investments at the point they transfer - it's possible to hold cash in our Stocks & Shares ISA pending a future instruction. Once the transfer is complete there is a huge range of funds and shares to choose from in our Stocks & Shares ISA. Those looking for investment ideas could consider our Wealth 150 list of favourite funds or choose from a range of ready-made portfolios using our Portfolio+ service.
If you are happy, understand the risks and wish to transfer, please complete our Stocks & Shares ISA transfer form and leave the rest of the transfer to us.
How to transfer
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.
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Frequently asked questions about transferring your ISA
You can transfer an ISA at any time, and you can transfer as often as you like. Remember, if you have saved into a fixed rate Cash ISA there may be a penalty if you transfer before the end of the fixed term.