ISA Stocks and Shares - Best Direct Stocks and Shares ISA provider 2015

Our Stocks and Shares ISA gives you the potential to beat savings rates by investing in the stock market. The ISA allowance for the 2016/17 tax year is £15,240 so make sure you make the most of it.

We've helped our customers invest a massive £2.9 billion+ into our funds.

Tax-efficient

You won't pay tax on growth in value or income from your investment.

No hidden fees

Clear and transparent pricing with no hidden fees. More information.


Access any time

You can withdraw your money at any time but you should be ready to invest for at least five years.

Full control

Stop, start or change payments. Pay in lump sums or regular amounts. Link opens in a new windowTransfer in other ISAs too.

Remember, you can only subscribe to one Cash ISA, one Stocks and Shares ISA and one Innovative Finance ISA in each tax year, up to the current combined annual subscription limit of £15,240. The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest.

This is a medium to long-term investment so you should be prepared to invest your money for at least five years. Tax depends on your individual circumstances and the regulations may change in the future.

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Choose a fund

We have five funds giving you easy access to different levels of risk and return. No need to spend time managing individual investments, it's all done for you.

Risk and reward potential

Pie to show Bond and Gilt fund, 50% bond and 50% gilt.
On the financial markets, rates of return are typically linked to risk. Over the longer term, investors who are prepared to accept greater risk can typically look forward to higher returns. The risk indicator shows the Fund’s risk and reward profile. Risk level 1 signals a low risk of losing money but typically offers limited potential rewards. At risk level 7, the risk of losing money is much higher, but the potential rewards are typically much greater. Note that even investments in the lowest risk category are not entirely free of risk. The risk indicator is based on the rate at which the value of the Fund has moved up and down in the past. Note that past figures may not be a reliable indication for the future. The risk category shown is not a target or guarantee and may move over time.

Bond and Gilt Fund

Our lowest risk fund which puts your money in bonds issued by the UK Government and highly rated companies.

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Gilts Gilts
Corporate bonds Corporate bonds

Risk and reward potential

Pie to show split of Bond, Gilt UK Share Fund 41% in Government bonds, 9% in corporate bonds and 50% in UK shares.
On the financial markets, rates of return are typically linked to risk. Over the longer term, investors who are prepared to accept greater risk can typically look forward to higher returns. The risk indicator shows the Fund’s risk and reward profile. Risk level 1 signals a low risk of losing money but typically offers limited potential rewards. At risk level 7, the risk of losing money is much higher, but the potential rewards are typically much greater. Note that even investments in the lowest risk category are not entirely free of risk. The risk indicator is based on the rate at which the value of the Fund has moved up and down in the past. Note that past figures may not be a reliable indication for the future. The risk category shown is not a target or guarantee and may move over time.

Bond, Gilt and UK Share Fund

Splits your investment across UK shares and lower risk bonds issued by the UK Government and highly rated companies.

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Gilts Gilts
Corporate bonds Corporate bonds
UK shares UK shares

Risk and reward potential

Fund pie chart to show Bond, Gilt UK and Overseas Share Fund. 16% in Government bonds, 9% in corporate bonds, 25% in overseas shares, 50% in UK shares.
On the financial markets, rates of return are typically linked to risk. Over the longer term, investors who are prepared to accept greater risk can typically look forward to higher returns. The risk indicator shows the Fund’s risk and reward profile. Risk level 1 signals a low risk of losing money but typically offers limited potential rewards. At risk level 7, the risk of losing money is much higher, but the potential rewards are typically much greater. Note that even investments in the lowest risk category are not entirely free of risk. The risk indicator is based on the rate at which the value of the Fund has moved up and down in the past. Note that past figures may not be a reliable indication for the future. The risk category shown is not a target or guarantee and may move over time.

Bond, Gilt, UK and Overseas Share Fund

Invests in a mix of asset types, including overseas shares to give your investment more diversity.

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Gilts Gilts
Corporate bonds Corporate bonds
UK shares UK shares
Overseas shares Overseas shares

Risk and reward potential

Fund pie to show FTSE All-Share Fund. 100% UK Shares.
On the financial markets, rates of return are typically linked to risk. Over the longer term, investors who are prepared to accept greater risk can typically look forward to higher returns. The risk indicator shows the Fund’s risk and reward profile. Risk level 1 signals a low risk of losing money but typically offers limited potential rewards. At risk level 7, the risk of losing money is much higher, but the potential rewards are typically much greater. Note that even investments in the lowest risk category are not entirely free of risk. The risk indicator is based on the rate at which the value of the Fund has moved up and down in the past. Note that past figures may not be a reliable indication for the future. The risk category shown is not a target or guarantee and may move over time.

UK FTSE All-Share Fund

Invests in 600+ companies on the FTSE All-Share Index.

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UK shares UK shares

Risk and reward potential

Fund pie to show Global Share Fund. 25% in emerging market shares, 25% in UK shares, 50% in overseas shares.
On the financial markets, rates of return are typically linked to risk. Over the longer term, investors who are prepared to accept greater risk can typically look forward to higher returns. The risk indicator shows the Fund’s risk and reward profile. Risk level 1 signals a low risk of losing money but typically offers limited potential rewards. At risk level 7, the risk of losing money is much higher, but the potential rewards are typically much greater. Note that even investments in the lowest risk category are not entirely free of risk. The risk indicator is based on the rate at which the value of the Fund has moved up and down in the past. Note that past figures may not be a reliable indication for the future. The risk category shown is not a target or guarantee and may move over time.

Global Share Fund

Invests in shares across different countries and regions, giving you real geographic diversity.

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UK shares UK shares
Overseas shares Overseas shares
Emerging market shares Emerging market shares

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