Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

ISA stands for individual savings account, a form of UK investment that is exempt from tax on its returns.

ISA definition

ISA stands for individual savings account, a form of UK investment that is exempt from tax on its returns.

The amount of money you can invest in ISAs each year is limited, with the total permitted amount typically changing each tax year. To find out the ISA limit for this tax year, take a look at our stocks and shares ISA page.

There are two types of ISA available to UK residents: stocks and shares ISAs and cash ISAs. 

  • Stocks and shares ISAs allow investment in ‘qualifying investments’ – typically cash, shares, bonds, unit trusts or funds – and do not incur income or capital gains tax
  • Cash ISAs work like normal savings accounts, except that any interest is tax-free

Your yearly ISA limit can be used entirely on a cash ISA, entirely on a stocks and shares ISA, or split across both. It is also easy to transfer either type of ISA from one provider to another.

With IG

We offer stocks and shares ISAs as part of our shares offering, meaning you can either open a new ISA via your IG account or transfer one to us with no IG fees.

 

ISA options

With IG, you can choose between a share dealing ISA and a Smart Portfolio ISA.

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