Make the most of your £20,000 ISA allowance - OISA
Wed 14 Aug 2019
You may already be aware that the tax-free ISA allowance for 2019/20 is £20,000. Did you know that if you don’t use this allowance by 5 April 2020 then you lose it forever? As we are mid-way through the year why not review your finances and start planning for the future. Choose to invest early to maximise your saving growth potential.
Invest before 5 April 2020
Once you invest, your investment will retain its tax-efficient status for life, unless you withdraw it or the Government changes its rules. Remember, any unused allowance doesn’t roll over – so if you don’t use it, it’s gone forever.
Make the most of ISA transfers
Not happy with how your ISA is performing or want all your ISAs in one place? This is where ISA transfers come in. Most ISAs can be transferred to another provider, but remember to check if any fees or penalties apply before making the transfer. Never just withdraw the money from your current ISA to re-invest in another ISA account, as withdrawing rather than transferring means that you will lose the tax free element of your savings pot.
Stocks and Shares ISA
At a time where cash ISA rates are low, it may be worth you looking into a Stocks and Shares ISA. Generally speaking, Stocks and Shares ISAs have a higher growth potential, but with that comes the risk of uncertainty as your fund may go down as well as up. Stocks and Shares ISAs also generally have more restrictions on access than cash ISAs.
The Police Mutual Options ISA offers a mix and match of three options to fit in with your own personal circumstances. Our Protected Growth option offers guaranteed protection at five-year set points with any gains also locked in every five years.
The value of tax benefits depends on your individual circumstance and tax rates or legislation which could change in the future. The Options ISA is a Stocks and Shares ISA.
If you invest in the Protected Growth option and withdraw your money other than on the five-year set guarantee points you may get back less than you have put in.
To open an Options ISA today or top up an existing Options ISA call us on 01543 441 630.
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Category: Saving my money
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