Interactive Investor ISA hub

The end of a tax year brings with it a deadline for using certain tax allowances - such as your ISA allowance, the Annual Allowance for pension contributions, and a child's Junior ISA allowance. Here, we've brought together our award-winning analysis and commentary into this ISA and tax year-end hub.

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To get you started, here's a reminder of the current allowances: they apply to individuals, so a couple can each use these allowances
ISA £15,240 across all current year ISAs
(i.e. Cash, Stocks & Shares and Innovative Finance ISA)
Any unused allowance from a previous year is lost - you cannot carry it forward. Money moved between ISAs that are a past year contribution, or the use of an Additional Permitted Subscription do not count as a current year subscription.
Pension/SIPP £40,000 across all your pensions. Plus, you can carry forward any unsuited allowance from the past three years. The annual allowance falls to £10,000 once you start drawing on your pension.
Junior ISA £4,080 across all current year JISAs (i.e. Cash and Stocks & Share JISAs) A Child Trust Fund account, which has the same annual allowance, can be transferred to a Junior ISA. Unlike a JISA, the CTF 'year' runs from the child's birthday.
Dividend Allowance £5,000 Excludes dividend income in an ISA or Pension/SIPP
Savings Allowance Basic rate tax payer - £1,000 Higher rate tax payer - £500 Earnings in excess of £150,000 p.a. - no allowance
Capital Gains Tax £11,100
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By: Lee Wild I Tue, 21st March 2017 - 15:09
Why Lloyds Banking is among top share tips in Europe

It's had a good run recently, but Lloyds is one of this expert's top tips. Lee Wild also reveals the other nine UK-quoted shares which make the list.

By: Lee Wild I Mon, 20th March 2017 - 13:59
12 value shares with earnings momentum

History suggests buying stocks that are seeing earnings upgrades when valuations are this cheap. Lee Wild reveals the stocks this analyst would buy to play the theme.

By: Richard Beddard I Fri, 17th March 2017 - 15:42
Ten long-term holds for an ISA portfolio. Part 2: The final five...

Analyst Richard Beddard's final five ISA selections have highly profitable pasts and are 'probably good value'. Read on to decide whether you could live with them through thick and thin.

By: Richard Beddard I Fri, 10th March 2017 - 14:44
Ten long-term holds for an ISA portfolio: Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, analyst Richard Beddard names five great companies to use up your ISA allowance. Part 2 next week.

By: Ceri Jones I Tue, 21st March 2017 - 10:22
Five global funds that avoid style bias

Many global funds have a growth or value bias, but Ceri Jones finds that a more mixed and contrarian approach may be more suitable in the current environment.

By: Money Observer team I Tue, 14th March 2017 - 09:57
Where we are investing our ISA allowances

Team members at our sister site Money Observer reveal their investment choices for what looks certain to be a year of both opportunity and risk.

By: Andrew Hore I Fri, 10th March 2017 - 14:21
A trio of AIM growth shares for your ISA

Investors wanting to use up their ISA allowance might like these three suggestions from former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore.

By: Kyle Caldwell I Thu, 9th March 2017 - 10:05
Three fund portfolios to provide a £10,000 annual income

Achieving a decent income from investments is easier said than done right now, but Kyle Caldwell has built three fund portfolios to generate a £10,000 annual income in 2017.

By: Marina Gerner I Wed, 8th March 2017 - 10:04
Best and worst ISA funds since 1999

Deciding where to invest your remaining ISA allowance? Marina Gerner reports on one expert's suggested starting point.

By: Lee Wild I Fri, 3rd March 2017 - 13:29
Insider: Time to catch these three fallers?

Three very different companies have come under pressure recently, forcing directors to start buying shares. Lee Wild reports.

By: Lee Wild I Tue, 28th February 2017 - 13:20
Here's what investors would do with a £50,000 windfall

How would you invest a £50,000 cash sum? We asked over 9,000 investors what they'd do in the current climate. Lee Wild has the answers.

By: Alistair Strang I Thu, 23rd February 2017 - 10:34
A viable tip for your ISA

There's something interesting about this share, thinks technical analyst Alistair Strang, who believes the odds of an upward move are good.

By: Ben Hobson, Stockopedia I Wed, 22nd February 2017 - 15:02
10 top AIM stocks for ISA season

Despite thrashing blue-chips in the past year, there are still some great small-caps worth buying. Stockopedia's Ben Hobson names the very best quality and momentum stocks on AIM right now.

By: Alistair Strang I Tue, 21st February 2017 - 11:33
A £4bn ISA candidate

For the longer term, this blue-chip looks 'quite encouraging', says technical analyst Alistair Strang. Expect some action soon.

By: Moira O'Neill I Tue, 21st February 2017 - 10:24
Expert investment tips for all budgets

Whether you have a lump sum to invest or just want to squirrel away £50 a month, Moira O'Neill asks the professionals for their investment fund picks.

By: Andrew Hore I Fri, 17th February 2017 - 14:38
Five AIM shares with hidden gems

Growth companies by their very nature often have parts of the business that could become huge in the future. Former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore has found five candidates.

Thu, 16th February 2017 - 13:12

The market has re-rated, but there are still valuation opportunities among small and mid-cap stocks, argues Laura Foll, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors. Here are two of the best.

Thu, 16th February 2017 - 13:14

What shares should you put in your ISA? Whose dividend is safer – Shell or BP? What are dividend prospects for Lloyds? Henderson fund manager Laura Foll has all the answers.

By: Kyle Caldwell I Tue, 14th February 2017 - 09:38
Investment trust bargains: Where to look and avoid

Investment trust bargain hunter Kyle Caldwell has a look at the latest winners and losers, and which trusts offer the best value at present.

By: Kyle Caldwell I Mon, 13th February 2017 - 12:07
Guru stock picks for your Isa: Templeton, Slater and Lynch

Kyle Caldwell sizes up the investment strategies of some of the greatest professional investors, and asks what we can learn from them.