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An ISA may hold a variety of investments, and can build wealth over the long-term. You can find out more about ISAs here.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

Invest in an award-winning ISA

Want to get your money working harder in a tax-efficient account? Barclays was named Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider 2022 at the Online Money awards.


Top ISA tips from our experts

Whether you still have some of your ISA allowance to use up before the end of the tax year on April 5th, or are planning how to invest your fresh allowance from April 6th, here are some expert nuggets on ISAs from starting early, investing regularly and diversifying.


Four reasons to consider using your ISA allowance

You have a £20,000 ISA allowance to use by 5 April 2024. Here are four reasons why you should consider using, rather than losing, your allowance.

Happy Leap Year: three ISA resolutions for your extra day

This year is a Leap Year giving you a bonus day to play with on 29 February.

An ISA for every life stage

The ISA that’s right for you in your 20s may be different from one that’s suitable in your 50s. Here, we consider your ISA options to help you decide which kind of ISA to choose.

Finding investments for my investment ISA

Building up your own investment portfolio in a stocks and shares individual savings account (ISA) can be an exciting prospect. This guide will help get you started.

Five ISA myths exposed

Many people don’t make the most of their annual ISA allowance because they aren’t sure exactly how ISAs work, or because they don’t think the benefits are really worth it. Here, we dispel five of the most common ISA myths that might be preventing you from making the most of this year’s £20,000 allowance before the end of the tax year on 5 April.

Key tax rates, limits and allowances: Your at-a-glance guide

Here’s our run-down of all the key tax rates, limits and allowances you need to know for the 2023-24 tax year. When it comes to using ISA and pension allowances, remember you don't have to make your investment choices straight away - as long as you have the cash in place this tax year, that’s enough to secure the tax benefits of this year’s allowances.

ISA rules explained

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are bigger and better than they’ve ever been thanks to generous investment allowances, greater flexibility and choice. Here’s your essential round-up of the ISA rules so you can make the most of your full allowance.

ISAs are more flexible than ever

Saving into a tax-efficient ISA is even more appealing now some providers are offering greater flexibility on these accounts. We explain how flexible ISA rules work, and how they could benefit you.

Why are ISAs so popular?

Find out how Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) work and understand the differences between cash, investment, innovative finance & lifetime ISAs.

What is an investment ISA?

Investing for the first time? An investment (or stocks and shares) Individual Savings Account (ISA) may be a great place to get started. Here’s why it could get your money working harder.

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The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change and their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

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