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Frequently asked questions for ISAs

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How much do you need to save?

Use our calculators to help you understand how much you need to save.

  • Lump sum calculator – an idea of how much money you'd need to consider saving each month for a lump sum in the future.

What types of ISAs are available?

There are two types of ISA: stocks and shares, and cash. You can have a cash ISA with one provider and a stocks and shares ISA with the same, or a different, provider.

Do you offer cash ISAs?

No, but cash ISAs are offered by Scottish Widows Bank, Lloyds Bank, Halifax or Bank of Scotland.

Who can apply for a Scottish Widows ISA?

To apply for a stocks and shares ISA you must be 18 years of age or over and resident in the United Kingdom for tax purposes. Crown employees and their spouses/civil partners who are not resident in the United Kingdom may qualify.

Because of changes in US legislation, if you are or become a US resident you won’t be able to hold any shares in our Stocks and Shares ISA. We’ll write to you to advise you of your options and that we’ll have to sell your shares unless you transfer your investment to another person who is a UK resident.

Are there just the 13 funds available?

There are 13 funds available if you apply direct to us, which are listed below. If you would like details of other funds we have available, please speak to a Financial Adviser. We may change the selection of funds we have available at any time.

  • Adventurous Solution
  • Balanced Solution
  • Cautious Solution
  • Corporate Bond
  • Defensive Solution
  • Discovery Solution
  • Dynamic Solution
  • Environmental Investor
  • Ethical
  • Gilt
  • Global Growth
  • Strategic Solution
  • UK Tracker

Have we answered all your questions?

We hope you have found this summary of frequently asked questions helpful. If you have any further questions please contact us.

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