Keep it simple - transfer your ISAs
You may want to have all your investments in one place, so they're easier to manage. Or perhaps you're looking to do more with your Cash ISA.
As a FTSE 100 company, we're already trusted by over one million clients. With us, you’ll have a secure home for your ISAs.
Luckily, transferring an ISA isn't difficult. Just let us know you'd like to transfer below and we'll take care of the rest.
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Which ISAs can I transfer?
You can transfer Cash ISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs to us.
Transferring doesn't count towards your ISA allowance.
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.
Transferring a Cash ISA
If you've got enough saved for a rainy day and are thinking about investing, it could be sensible to transfer a Cash ISA to a Stocks and Shares ISA.
Interest rates on Cash ISAs have been low for years, but with a Stocks and Shares ISA you have the opportunity to grow your money over the long term. Just remember, unlike cash, investments can fall as well as rise so you could lose money.
Transferring a Stocks and Shares ISA
If you're transferring a Stocks and Shares ISA to us you can choose to transfer as stock or cash.
With a stock transfer, your investments will be transferred as they are. That keeps things simple, but just remember, you usually can't sell during the transfer, no matter what the market does.
With a cash transfer, your investments are sold and moved to your new ISA as cash. You can then buy your investments back yourself, or instruct us to do it for you. With a cash transfer, you'll be out of the market during your transfer. So your money will be stable if the market falls, but if it rises you won't benefit.
In both cases, your money stays in an ISA, so your transfer won’t count towards this year’s ISA allowance.
I want to transfer a Stocks and Shares ISA
If you're a client, the fastest way to transfer a Stocks and Shares ISA is online.
Alternatively, send us a transfer form, and we'll contact your provider and arrange the transfer for you.
You can find a full list of all our transfer forms here.
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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 from previous tax years as you like. However, if you’d like to transfer money you already put into your ISA this tax year, you’ll need to transfer all of this year’s pot together.
How long does it take to transfer?
It typically takes just over 3 weeks to transfer an ISA. We’ll contact your provider for you, and we’ll let you know when your HL Stocks and Shares ISA is open.
How does transferring affect my ISA allowance?
Transferring doesn’t count towards your ISA allowance, which is £20,000 in the 2018/2019 tax year. You can transfer an ISA at any time in the tax year.