I'm interested in managing my own investments. Do I have to transfer my S&S ISA or can I open another one?

30 July 2021

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Question by Fran

I have a Cash ISA and a stocks and shares ISA with a Robo investor. I'm interested in managing my own investments. Do I have to transfer my S&S ISA or can I open another one? (This seems a straightforward question but I am really confused by this!)


Answered by Mark Russel

Hello Fran

Thank you for your question which I can hopefully answer for you.

You can have more than one S&S ISA provider so you would be fine to have your Robo ISA and a new self managed ISA with a different company. What you are not able to do is to make contributions to two different S&S ISA provider in the same tax year. Therefore as long as your existing Robo S&S ISA was taken out in the 2020/21 tax year or before and you have not made any contributions into it since April 6th 2021, then you are fine to open up a new S&S ISA and you do not need to transfer your Robo ISA if you do not wish to do so.

Just for completeness, you are able to contribute to both a cash ISA and S&S ISA in the same tax year so long as the overall contributions made into both contracts do not exceed the annual ISA allowance of £20,000.

I hope that the above helps to answer your question.

Kind regards

Answered by

Mark Russel

Chartered Independent Financial Planner

I have 22 years’ experience as an Independent Financial Planner, with 8 working for the award-winning firm, True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners. I became a financial planner to help improve the lives of my clients and ensure that by working alongside them that they can achieve their goals and aspirations in life.