How to invest in ISAs

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Sign up for an ISA account

Before you can start investing in your ISA, you'll need to open an account. When you're ready, simply apply for our low-cost, flexible account and you could be up and running and ready to invest within minutes.

Decide what type of investor you are

Before investing, you need to establish your financial goals and determine what type of investor you are. For example, what level of risk are you comfortable with? Are you looking for investments focusing on income or growth? Do you want to invest in UK or international markets? Which sectors are you most interested in?

To help you understand your investment priorities and what’s involved, visit our new to ISAs guide.

4 ways to choose your ISA investments

1. Search

When you know which investments you’re interested in, simply use our shares and fund searches below and read our comprehensive fact sheets for more detailed information:

2. Shortlist shares and funds

Our stock filter tool and fund filter tools will help you create a shares shortlist and a funds shortlist based on your own investment criteria and preferences. You can then research individual stocks and funds further.

3. Multi-fund ISA

If you’d like your investments to be managed for you by investment professionals, our Multi-fund ISA could be right for you. You can choose from three options with different risk profiles.

Decide on real-time investing or regular investing

Do you want to make a one-off investment, or set up a regular investing schedule? Real-time investing lets you invest when the time is right for you. Whereas regular investing can be a flexible alternative and has the advantage of getting you into a regular investing habit.

Our regular investment services Portfolio Builder (for investing in shares) and Funds Builder (for investing in funds) gives you the flexibility to decide when, where, and how often you invest – with a minimum investment amount of £20.

Please be aware of the risks involved. The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. If in any doubt, please consult a financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change.