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Transfer to a Stocks and Shares ISA

Get more choice, clarity and control

Get more choice, clarity and control

Transfer your ISA now

One home for your ISAs

It’s easier to manage your ISAs when they’re in one place.

As a FTSE-listed company, we’re already trusted by over 1.8 million clients. With us, you’ll have a secure home for all your ISAs.

Tell us what you want to transfer and we’ll take care of the rest.

Which ISAs can I transfer?

You can transfer Cash ISAs, Stocks and Shares ISAs and Innovative Finance ISAs to us. Transferring doesn't count towards your ISA allowance.

What are the benefits of transferring an ISA?

  • A clear view
    See your investments in one place, which could help you to make better investment decisions.
  • Potential for greater returns
    Some providers don’t offer a wide range of investment choice. Transferring to a provider that does, could mean greater potential for your money to grow.
  • Save time and money
    If you have more than one ISA, consolidating them means you’ll only have one online account, one platform fee and one company to contact with questions.
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It's free to transfer an ISA to us

Your current provider may charge exit fees though, so it’s worth checking with them first - we wouldn’t want you to lose money.

Also, if you’re transferring a fixed rate cash ISA, remember that if you leave before the end of the term, you may have to pay a fee.

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How to transfer an ISA

The fastest way to transfer a Stocks and Shares ISA and a Cash ISA is online. Alternatively, you can send a transfer form by post. If you’re transferring an Innovative Finance ISA you’ll need to send a transfer form by post (more information below).

Transferring a Stocks and Shares ISA

Here's how transferring a Stocks and Shares ISA works:

  1. You apply to transfer
  2. We contact your provider and start the transfer
  3. We keep you updated with progress and tell you when everything arrives

Transfers can be made as cash or as stock. With a stock transfer, you stay invested. With a cash transfer, the investments are sold, meaning you’ll miss out on any market rises or falls throughout the transfer.

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Transferring a Cash ISA

If you've got enough saved for a rainy day and you are happy with the risk of investing, it could be worth considering transferring a Cash ISA to a Stocks and Shares ISA.

Cash is usually best for short-term savings. But a Stocks and Shares ISA could see your money grow more over the long term. Just remember, unlike cash, investments can fall as well as rise so you could lose money.

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Transferring an Innovative Finance ISA

You can transfer cash in an Innovative Finance ISA (also known as a peer-to-peer ISA) to a Stocks and Shares ISA.

All you need to do is send us a completed transfer form. You can leave the rest to us.

Remember you cannot transfer investments from an Innovative Finance ISA, only cash.

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Why transfer an ISA to HL?

  • Security - we're a FTSE-listed company and the largest investment platform in the UK for private investors
  • Ease - check your Stocks and Shares ISA anytime online or with the HL app
  • Expertise - investment ideas for your ISA from our expert analysts
  • Award-winning - we've won over 200 awards, including Best Buy ISA 2023 and Best Investment App 2024 from the Boring Money Best Buys Awards
  • Ongoing support - speak to our UK-based customer support team if you have any questions, or pay for financial advice on where to invest

New to investing?

Getting started could be easier than you think. Watch our videos to get to grips with the basics.

Or download a Guide to ISAs to learn more about how investing in ISAs works.

ISA transfer rules

Transferring your ISA is a simple process, but there are a few rules you might need to know.

  • How much of my ISA can I transfer?

    You can move as much of your ISA as you like.

  • How long does an ISA transfer take?

    We expect transfers to take anywhere between 2-6 weeks although some transfers can be complex and take longer. Timeframes also depend on actions from your existing provider.

  • Do ISA transfers count towards my allowance?

    Transferring doesn’t count towards your ISA allowance, which is £20,000 in the 2024/2025 tax year. You can transfer all or part of an ISA at any time in the tax year.

  • Can I request a partial ISA transfer?

    Yes, you can. However, not all providers can facilitate a partial transfer so we’d recommend checking with your current provider first.

  • How do I request a partial ISA transfer?

    A partial transfer can only be requested over the phone or via a transfer form and cover letter in the post. There are specific regulations regarding this so please call our transfer helpdesk on 0117 906 7816 if you need any help.

  • Can I transfer my ISA to a family member?

    No, you can’t transfer an ISA directly to another person.

    If you want to move money from an HL Stocks and Shares ISA to a family member, you’ll need to sell your investments first. Then you can withdraw the money to your nominated bank account and pay them directly from your bank account.

  • Can I transfer shares into an ISA?

    You cannot normally transfer shares and investments into an ISA. However, you can use shares to top up an ISA by selling them in an HL Fund and Share Account and then buying them back within an ISA. This would count towards your annual ISA allowance (currently £20,000). This is sometimes called a Bed and ISA.

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Help and support

If you have any questions about transferring an ISA to HL, you can speak to one of our client support experts by calling 0117 900 9000.

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