We don’t support this browser anymore.
This means our website may not look and work as you would expect. Read more about browsers and how to update them here.

How to add money to a Cash ISA

Adding money to your HL accounts gives you more to save and is usually quickest online. Here's how to add money to a Cash ISA.

Before you start

  • There should be enough money in your Active Savings cash hub to cover the amount you want to add. You cannot add money directly to a Cash ISA from a debit card.
  • Make sure you have enough of your ISA allowance left in the current tax year before you add money to your account.

How to add money on the website

  1. Log in online to see your accounts
  2. From the list of actions, select 'Top up' next to your chosen account
  3. Select the savings product you want to add money to
  4. Enter the amount you want to add from your cash hub and select 'Continue'
  5. Check the amount and product you're adding it to is correct
  6. Select 'Confirm'

What happens next

The amount you've selected should move from your cash hub to your Cash ISA straightaway.

Adding money timings

If you've added money to your account by debit card, you'll want to understand how long it takes before you can invest it. Here's what you need to know.

Money reaches your HL account: Immediately

When you can trade : Immediately

The 'amount available to invest' for your chosen account will update as soon as your debit card payment is authorised.

Then you can trade straightaway. It may take 1-2 working days for the money to leave your bank account.

Your HL account may also show a negative balance if you trade before this happens.

If you see a negative balance after adding money

A negative balance is normal after you've added money. It will update soon as the money arrives in your HL account.

Still need help?

Contact us

Email us