Don't be an April Fool!

With Easter falling in early April, the final business day of the current tax year is 2nd April 2015. Don't miss out on subscribing your full £15,000 2014/2015 ISA allowance with a Stocks & Shares ISA...

Don't be an April Fool!

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How much can you pay into your ISA in the 2014/2015 Tax Year?

From 1st July 2014 the annual ISA allowance increases to £15,000 from £11,880 for the remainder of the 2014/2015 Tax Year. This means if you have already invested £11,880 in your ISA since 6th April 2014 you can now invest a further £3,120 into the tax-free wrapper.

What is an ISA?

ISA stands for Individual Savings Account. It is a special type of savings account that allows your savings to grow free of tax.

Your ISA is also a personal tax shelter (also called a “tax wrapper”) The gains your savings or investments make are not subject to capital gains tax and neither the interest nor capital taken out of your ISA account is taxed.

What is a 'Bed & ISA'?

A 'Bed & ISA' is a way of transferring shares from your standard stockbroking account into an ISA, in order to protect your profits from Capital Gains Tax. It is not possible under HM Revenue and Custom (HMRC) rules to put shares directly into an ISA. This means that to put your shares into an ISA they must be first sold, the cash transferred into the ISA and then the shares repurchased. The sale and repurchase are made at the same time to limit potential price movement.

NEW: To celebrate the increase in the annual ISA allowance to £15,000 Beaufort Securities is offering Advisory Stockbroking clients the chance to 'Bed & ISA' stock held in their stockbroking account into a Stocks & Shares ISA account at a reduced commission. Whilst the sale of stock from your stockbroking account will be carried out at your standard commission rate, the buy-back within the ISA will be carried out at a reduced flat rate commission of just £20.

To find out more about the possibilities of carrying out a 'Bed & ISA' from your Beaufort stockbroking account into an ISA, please telephone your broker on 020 7382 8300 (London) or 0117 910 5500 (Bristol).

Why you should have an ISA?

Notwithstanding the tax benefits from saving in your own ISA the process of so doing gives you a great deal control over what happens to your savings. Many investors like to combine all their savings and investments under one umbrella making the process far easier as well as tax efficient. Finally, an ISA will give you the chance to create a portfolio to match your investment needs or objectives.

Get FREE advice on your ISA investments

You may not need any help, guidance or advice over which savings or investments are placed in your ISA. If you are comfortable with this ‘do it yourself’ approach we will happily execute your transactions accurately and swiftly through a Beaufort Online Share Dealing ISA account. Because you are making the decisions regarding what and where to invest the service we provide is called ‘Execution Only’ because we simply execute your instructions.

On the other hand you may not have the time, the inclination or you may feel you lack the knowledge to invest in your ISA. In which case why not consult our experts? Our advisory brokers are highly qualified and very experienced in advising clients on how to achieve their investment objectives. All you need is to speak to them – why not call them now on 020 7382 8300 (London) or 0117 910 5500 (Bristol).

To summarise there are two ways to operate your ISA Account.

  1. Advisory ISA Service - if you would like help in choosing your ISA share investments, use our Advisory ISA Service? You will have access to your own personal broker via the telephone.
  2. Online Execution-Only ISA Service – simply login to your account online and transact your trades yourself.

Call 020 7382 8384 (London) or 0117 910 5500 (Bristol) now!

Caution!

If you are unsure as to the suitability of an ISA, we recommend you consult an independent Financial Adviser.

Although ISAs currently allow you can keep all the proceeds from your investment tax-free - there is no Income or Capital Gains Tax to pay - tax regimes are subject to future change.

Open your Beaufort ISA today

If you are an existing Beaufort client, it only takes seconds to apply for a Stocks & Shares ISA account by logging into your portfolio via our website and going to the 'Admin' section of your account. The step-by-step video below takes you through the process.

If you don't already hold an account with Beaufort you can apply for a Stocks & Shares ISA account now, simply by clicking on one of the buttons below to be taken directly to our Advisory and Online ISA account application forms which both takes fewer than 5 minutes to complete...

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Save Money on ISA Fees - Transfer to One Provider

If you hold a number of ISA with more than one provider you could transfer them to us and save on fees. Firstly, this could save you money if you have invested with different providers or if your other provider charges a percentage fee of your overall portfolio value each year. Secondly put all your ISA’s with Beaufort and pay NO ANNUAL MANAGEMENT CHARGES.

Transfer to Beaufort today. Call us now on 020 7382 8384 or download and complete our ISA Transfer Form.

Please send the completed ISA Transfer Form to:

ISA Department
Beaufort Securities Ltd
131 Finsbury Pavement
London
EC2A 1NT

ISA Charges

There are no annual management fees for holding a Beaufort Advisory or Online Stocks & Shares ISA and our standard dealing commissions for these account types apply. Find out more about our Advisory and Online services.

Risk Warnings

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Please read our Terms & Conditions for ISAs