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Transfer your ISA

Investing in loans backed by property could help you get a better return.

Your capital is at risk. Tax treatment is dependent on an individual's circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Four simple steps to transfer your ISA

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Create an account

First create an ISA account to transfer into. It takes minutes to do (have your NI number handy).

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Tell us about your ISAs

Share some details of the ISAs you'd like to transfer (including amount and provider name) and we'll then prepare a prefilled transfer form.

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Print, sign and post

Print off the form, check that it's all correct, then sign and send to your existing provider (they'll need a wet signature to be able to make the transfer).

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We'll do the rest

Sit back and relax; we'll liaise with the other ISA provider for you and let you know when the transfer's complete. Simple as that!

Open an ISA

Your capital is at risk. Tax treatment is dependent on an individual's circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

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We've found a way to put your money to work

The ups and downs of the stock market aren't for everyone. And even those who are comfortable with the volatility of equity investing will always be on the look-out for a good diversifier. That's where the Octopus Choice ISA could help. We let you target an attractive rate withing your ISA, but without investing in the stock market. But remember, your capital is still at risk.

Frequently asked questions IFISA

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If you are over 18, are a resident of the UK and have a National Insurance Number, then you are eligible to invest in an IFISA.

Those new to Octopus Choice can set up an IFISA when they create their Octopus Choice account. Or, if you're an existing user, you can do so from your dashboard.

No, the Octopus Choice IFISA is not a flexible ISA. This means that any money you withdraw from your Octopus Choice IFISA will still count towards your annual ISA allowance.

In other words, if you've invested up to your ISA limit and subsequently withdraw money from your Octopus Choice IFISA, you won't be able to invest any money into it in the same tax year.

Yes, you can transfer existing ISAs into an Octopus Choice IFISA. Before you do it’s important to remember that an IFISA is not a cash savings account and has a different risk profile to a traditional cash ISA. This means, the value of your investment and any income from it, can fall or rise. So, you may not get back the full amount you put in.

You'll first need to create an Octopus Choice IFISA account to transfer into.

You can create an IFISA account from your account dashboard if you're already a customer.

You can transfer cash ISAs and Stocks & Shares ISAs into an Octopus Choice IFISA. For cash ISAs, be aware that you can't transfer them back until the following tax year, unless it's a flexible cash ISA. Before you do it’s important to remember that an IFISA is not a cash savings account and has a different risk profile to a traditional cash ISA.

In the case of a Stocks & shares ISA, we recommend checking your provider’s charges and exit fees before making any decisions.

Do you accept partial ISA transfers into Choice?

Yes, we accept full and partial ISA transfers.

Your current provider needs to receive a signed transfer request from you. Sending your transfer direct to your current provider will speed up the process significantly.

Cash ISA transfers typically take between one and two weeks to complete. Stocks & Shares ISAs could take up to four weeks. If you want to check on the status of your transfer, please get in touch.

Yes. We'll drop you an email as soon as we've received your funds.

The process takes between two to four weeks, we'll make sure to chase your provider and request an update for you.

Any ISA transfers will be consolidated into your Octopus Choice IFISA account. You can then continue to pay in to your Octopus Choice IFISA as often as you like, bearing in mind the annual ISA limit.

You can split your ISA investments across cash, stocks & shares and innovative finance ISAs, providing the overall amount doesn’t exceed the ISA allowance. You are, however, only allowed to invest new funds into one of each type of ISA a year.

You can fund your Octopus Choice IFISA by bank transfer, cheque or debit card.

You're also able to transfer funds from your current Octopus Choice account into your Octopus Choice IFISA, although you should be aware that the rate you earn and the number of loans in which your money is invested is likely to change.

So long as you let us know within 30 days of making your investment that you want to withdraw funds from your ISA, then we should be able to facilitate this without it counting towards your annual ISA allowance.

If you leave it longer than 30 days, then your investment will have been declared to HMRC. This means that although you will be able to request a withdrawal of your funds, it will still count towards your ISA allowance.

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