Can you advise of any stocks and shares ISA's which focus on income portfolios rather than growth?

21 April 2021

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Question by Chris

Hello, Can you advise of any stocks and shares ISA's which focus on income portfolios rather than growth. I am particularly interested in ready made portfolios rather than DIY. Thanks C


Answered by Tom Eyles

Hi Chris,

Natural income has traditionally been a great way for investors to get returns, however over the last year many companies have changed their dividend policy in response to the pandemic with even the likes of the highly reliable Shell cutting it’s dividend for the first time since the Second World War. As a result, it may be more reliable to focus on finding a portfolio that is suitably invested for your attitude to risk and then as any income, in excess of natural income, is required you can easily sell some units and be in the same net income position. Through this too, you won’t shut off a whole range of providers that could meet or exceed what you require to have one solely targeting income in comparatively uncertain times.

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Tom Eyles

Director & Financial Adviser

I grew up in Bath and then studied Physiology & Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews before moving to London in 2012 to start working in the slightly different world of financial advice.