Fixed Income Plan Offer

Meteor FTSE Monthly Fixed Income Plan

5.68% fixed income pa

  • Income paid regardless of the FTSE 100 Index performance
  • Monthly payments (0.4733%)
  • Income paid every month for full four year term
  • Available for new ISAs, ISA transfers and direct investments
  • Invest from just £5,000
Our view: If you’re looking for high income, then the knowledge of receiving 5.68% fixed per year, paid monthly, for four years could be appealing. Capital is at risk
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Invest From
Any lump sum or £25 per month
Fund Choice
40,000+ UK and global stocks
Features
Low flat fee structure. Regular investing is free.
ISA Transfers

The best things in life are free trades. Open a new ISA and get £100 free trades. Offer ends 30 April. Capital at risk. Terms Apply

 

Why we like it: An award-winning ISA that gives you complete control. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 per month or £1.50 per deal
Fund Choice
Over 2,000 funds, shares and more across 25 markets
Features
Manage your investments by providing a wealth of investment tools, videos, research and for customers with more than £4,000 in their account free access to Shares magazine.
ISA Transfers

SPECIAL OFFER: Win one of ten £1,000 John Lewis vouchers when you open and deposit £1,000 into an AJ Bell SIPP, Stocks and Shares ISA or Stocks and Shares LISA account before 30th April 2024. T&C’s apply

Why we like it: Invest in over 2,000 funds, shares and more across 25 markets. Invest from £25 per month. Which? Recommended Provider for Investment Platforms 2019–2023. Low-cost online dealing from £1.50.  Open your account in minutes from app or website, manage your portfolio on the move. FSCS protected. Capital at risk
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£1
Fund Choice
Choose from a range of 36 funds and ETFs and 20 US stocks
Features
Select one of three simple starting options with a range of tracker funds or build your own investment portfolio by customising your investment options
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Choose from a range of 36 funds and ETFs and 20 US stocks to invest with Moneybox. Earn 3.8% AER Variable on any uninvested cash you hold. There are additional fees charged directly by the fund provider. Please check the key investor information document (KIID) for a particular fund for more information. Keep things simple and get started with one of our three starting options: Cautious, Balanced or Adventurous – and customise your investments to align with your values. Open with as little as £1. When investing, your capital is at risk
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 through regular savings or £1,000 as a lump sum
Fund Choice
Over 4,000+ funds, plus shares, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds.
Features
Great value service fee. Easy to set up. Online guidance to help with your investment decisions
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: This award-winning ISA has an extensive range of investment options, including thousands of funds and shares, plus a guidance service to help you find investment ideas. There is a low service fee (typically 0.35%), easy online application process and apps to manage your money on the move. Additional charges apply depending on your choice of investments. Plus, everything is backed by Fidelity’s 50 years of investment experience. Boring Money Best Buy ISA 2023
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up, so you may get back less than you invest. Eligibility to invest in an ISA and tax treatment depends on personal circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future. Please note that this information is not a personal recommendation in respect of a particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment, you should speak to one of Fidelity’s advisers or an authorised financial adviser of your choice.
Invest From
£500 single
Fund Choice
Discretionary Investment Management
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Get an intelligent stocks & shares ISA portfolio – Choose a portfolio that’s fully managed by our expert team or a fixed allocation portfolio. No tie-ins, no set-up fees, no exit charges. Easy, online set up in minutes. Start with as little as £500. Portfolio management fees of 0.45%-0.75% up to £100k. 0.25%-0.35% beyond £100k. There are also underlying investment charges, see our fees page. Plus, live chat, amazing customer support and brilliant investor tools and guides. Authorised and regulated by the FCA. Capital at risk. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future.
Important information: Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. Charges may apply.  Capital at risk. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future. ISA transfer charges may apply, please check with your provider.
Invest From
No minimum
Fund Choice
Over 2,500 funds, UK shares, investment trusts and ETFs
or choose Ready Made & Managed Portfolios
Features
Investment search tool makes it easy to browse and filter investments, use free guides and articles if you need any inspiration
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Pick your own investments or choose a Ready-made Portfolio. Some of the lowest investment ISA account fees available. Tiered service fees of 0.2% or less a year, no set-up fees and share dealing for just £4.95 per trade. You don’t pay anything to open your ISA or buy funds, and share dealing costs just £4.95 per trade. Voted Best ISA Provider at the City of London Wealth Management Awards 2020. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund Choice
2,500+ funds
Features
Do-it-yourself or Ready-made-portfolios.
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Hargreaves Lansdown are the UK’s no. 1 investment platform for private investors – kickstart your investing with their award-winning ISA. Choose your own investments with expert research and ideas to help you, or simply pick a ready-made portfolio. Manage via website, app or phone. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£1,500
Investment Type
7 managed portfolios to choose from
Features
Choose your risk profile & have it matched to an investment portfolio expertly built and managed
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Answer questions about your goals, financial situation and attitude to risk, and Moneyfarm will recommend the right ISA portfolio for you, built and managed by experts to help your money grow. You’ll always be invested in a portfolio that’s suitable for you, and you can manage this through the Advice Centre. See what you’re invested in, how you’re performing and how much you’re paying anywhere and any time with the Moneyfarm app. Add money to your ISA by setting up a direct debit, investing a lump-sum, or by transferring old ISAs for free. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£30 per month or £500 single
Fund Choice
With-Profits Fund
Protection Scheme
FSCS
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: You don’t have to make any tricky investment decisions; your money will be invested in Shepherds With Profits Fund, and the bonuses you could receive will depend on the future performance of the fund. To try to achieve higher returns for you, your money is invested in a variety of assets, the majority of which consist of stocks and shares, but also property, bonds and cash. While returns are not guaranteed in stocks and shares investments and the value can go down as well as up, Shepherds apply a process known as ‘smoothing’ that attempts to even out fluctuations in the value and aims to keep a consistent level of bonus payments. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future. Please note: As with all investing, your capital is at risk you may get back less than you have put in. The value of the ISA will depend on the performance of the investments and any bonuses cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, if investment conditions are poor, we may apply a Market Value Reduction (MVR)
Invest From
£1
Investment Type
10 managed portfolios to choose from
Features
Choose your risk profile and have an investment Plan built and managed for you. Ethical Plan options. Part of the Aviva group
ISA Transfers

SPECIAL OFFER: Open or transfer an ISA or Pension to Wealthify, and you could earn between £50 to £500 cashback when you invest at least £1,000. Offer registration closes on 20th May, 2024. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Capital at risk

Why we like it: Choose your level of risk from cautious to adventurous and have a plan expertly created and managed for you. Create multiple Plans – including Ethical Plans – with different risk levels. Invest as little or much as you like, add regular payments and top up whenever you like. Withdraw money or transfer out without notice or penalty fees. Wealthify app lets you check how your Plan is performing, manage your transactions and provide investment news and insights. Simple annual management charge of 0.6%.
Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 lump sum or regular payment
Fund Choice
A wide range of funds, shares, investment trusts and ETFs
Features
Flexible ISA. If you take money from your account, provided you put it back during the same tax year, it won’t count against your annual ISA allowance
ISA Transfers
Why we like it: Multi-award winning ISA with a wide range of investment choices. The Willis Owen ISA is a flexible ISA, which means that if you take money (either as a cash withdrawal or from your income payments) from your account, provided you put it back during the same tax year, replacement of the money won’t count against your annual ISA allowance. Expert insights, guides and tools to help you invest. Low minimum investment of £25, and/or transfer existing ISA’s in. View your portfolio 24/7 on easy to use and secure platform. Tiered annual fees ranging from 0.15% to 0.40%. Capital at risk.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Trade From
£4.99 pm
Using the Investor Essentials plan
Features
Ideal for investors who want flexibility and uncapped investment options.
Platform Fees
No transfer or exit fees. From £4.99 using the Investor Essentials plan

The best things in life are free trades. Open an ii Trading Account and get £100 free trades. Offer ends 30 April. Capital at risk. Terms Apply

 

Why we like it: An award-winning trading account. The second largest platform in the UK with the widest choice of investment options in the market including funds, investment trusts, ETF’s and more. Open online in less than 10 minutes. Access to expert independent ideas and analysis. Low cost fees and trading. Capital at risk.

Trade From
£5.95
Features
UK's No1 broker. Trusted by over 1 million investors.
Platform Fees
No fees for share dealing

Good to know: Online trading charges based on previous month’s activity. 20+ trades made in previous month is £5.95 a trade. 10-19 trades are £8.95 a trade. Less than 10 trades it’s £11.95. Get Access to live prices. Easy set up – Buy & sell shares in minutes! Capital at risk.

Trade From
£8
0% commission on US shares
Features
Pay zero commission on US share trades. Unique out of hours US share dealing offering.
Platform Fees
£0 to £24 per quarter

Good to know: Pay zero commission on US share trades, and just £3 on UK share trades, when you trade three or more times a month with IG. No admin or transfer fees. Custody fee of £24 per quarter, charged if you hold share dealing or ISA assets at the end of the quarter. Capital at risk. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider

Trade From
£3.50
Features
ADVFN "Best Execution Only Broker 2020"
Platform Fees
0.25% pa
Good to know: There is no charge to set up or transfer a share dealing account and no charge to pay money into the account. You can deal from as little as £1.50, and you will never pay more than £5.00 per online deal. Voted ‘Best Execution Only Broker 2020’  by ADVFN International Financial Awards. Capital at risk.
Access to
Invest directly in the US stock market
Details

Directly invest in 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs. Access advanced order types and fractional trading. Commission free and no fees on trades. Trade instantly on unsettled funds. Access analyst ratings from Wall St pro’s.  FCA regulated with securities insured up to $500K

SPECIAL OFFER: A Free stock for every user that signs up and funds their account within 24 hours (Nike, GoPro or Dropbox)

When you invest your capital at risk.

Specialist Market
Invest in companies working towards a prosperous and more liveable future
Details

No bad assets. Just investing in the things that help us thrive: Energy, Water, Food, Health, Education and Cybersecurity. With ready-made portfolios, it’s easier than ever to get started. So you can build wealth for the future by investing for the long term, on your terms

Capital at risk

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Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
High Income
Income Yield
4.55%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it: If you are looking for a high income yield and prepared to accept higher volatility then this fund may fit the bill. With a focus on high yield bonds and shares, the fund manager is an experienced bond investor who has a flexible approach to seeking out the best income opportunities. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. Capital at risk. *Distribution yield correct as at 28/2/2021
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Monthly Income Plus
Income Yield
5.12%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Our view: For income seekers looking for monthly income this fund has an excellent long term track record. Managed by Paul Read and Paul Causer the fund invests in a mixture of corporate bonds and high yielding UK company shares.  The fund objective is to deliver high income with the potential for some capital growth. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. *Distribution yield correct as at 31/8/2020 Important information: Please remember the value of your investment and any income from it may fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you invest.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Multi Manager High Income
Income Yield
3.37%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it: In a world of ultra low interest rates the Hargreaves Multi Manager High Income fund aims to deliver a high monthly income to clients by blending different types of funds and moving between different areas of the market when more attractive opportunities emerge. HL also aim to grow this income payment over time and therefore may invest in higher risk smaller companies they believe offer great potential for long term capital growth. Capital at risk. *Historic yield correct as at March 31st 2021. Variable & not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Invest From
£25 per month or £100 single
Fund
Money Builder
Income Yield
3.42%*
Income Paid Monthly
ISA, SIPP & Direct Investment
Why we like it:  A fund with a conservative approach to bond investing. The focus is on quality companies that are in good financial health and generate enough cash to keep paying bondholders. Aims to provide a relatively steady income and a small amount of growth, without taking excessive risks. It could help diversify a portfolio focused on shares, or be used as a way to limit volatility during tougher times for stock and bond markets. Capital at risk. This fund is available via the Hargreaves Lansdown investment platform. *Distribution yield correct as at 21/4/2021
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and all tax rules may change in the future.
Plan Name

Meteor FTSE Quarterly 85 Income Kick Out Plan

Potential Income
Up to 7.16% pa
Term
Up to 9 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Mariana FTSE 100 Income Kick Out Plan

Potential Income
Up to 6.6%
per year
Term
Up to 10 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Quarterly 80 Conditional Income Plan

Potential Income
Up to 6.55%
per year
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Meteor FTSE Quarterly 75 Income Kick Out Plan

Potential Income
Up to 6.26%
per year
Term
Up to 9 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Meteor FTSE Monthly Fixed Income Plan

Annual Income
5.68%
fixed income per year
Term
4 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Mariana Fixed Income Plan

Annual Income
5.65%
fixed income per year
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Causeway Securities UK 5 Year Fixed Monthly Income Plan

Annual Income
5.55%
fixed income per year
Term
5 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

Arcus 6Y UK Monthly Fixed Income Plan

Annual Income
5.52%
fixed income per year
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

MB UK 4Y Monthly Fixed Income Plan Y2 65

Annual Income
5.52%
fixed income per year
Term
Up to 4 years
ISA Option

Important Information: Structured investment plans are not capital protected and are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the underlying investment. There is also a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Consolation  Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
38%
if FTSE higher, or 18% if lower
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 3Y Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
24.05%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Kick Out 95 Deposit Plan

Potential Return
6.25%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Step Down Kick Out Deposit Plan

Potential Return
5.75%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Goldman Sachs FTSE 100 Deposit Kick Out Plan

Potential Return
6.5% pa
(alternative defensive option: 5.85%)
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Goldman Sachs International Bank

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 4Y Fixed Annual Interest Deposit Plan

Annual Income
4.45%
fixed income per year
Term
4 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 4Y Fixed Monthly Interest Deposit Plan

Annual Income
4.38%
fixed income per year, paid monthly
Term
4 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 3Y Defensive  Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
18.75%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

IDAD Capital Protected FTSE 100 Kick Out Plan

Potential Return
6%
per annum
Term
Maximum 6 years
ISA Option
Important Information: This is a capital protected structured investment plan which is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. There is a risk that the company backing the plan known as the Counterparty may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated.
Plan Name

MB UK 2Y Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
13.5%
at end of term
Term
2 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the  Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term.

The investment plans featured on this site have defined investment terms where the investment objectives and investment risks are clearly outlined in the plan literature available on request.

The investment plans we feature can be classified under two categories – deposit plans and investment plans.

Deposit Plans

Deposit Plans or Structured Deposit Plans offer a return of initial capital and a potential return linked to the performance of an underlying asset such as the FTSE 100. These plans are cash based and should be seen as an alternative to cash deposits such as fixed rate bonds.

They are taxed in the same way as cash deposits ( returns are generally taxed as income in the hands of investors) and are attractive to risk averse investors as they are given the same protection falling under the Financial Services Compensation scheme (FSCS).

Investment Plans

Investment plans or structured investment plans are designed to meet the requirements of different investors as either a complement or alternative to traditional direct equity or fund investment.

Plans are designed taking into account investment risk versus investment return, protection and timescales. Structured investment plans are typically equity linked and provide exposure to market risk but often with protection built in so restricting the upside but also mitigating the downside.

This balance of risk is attractive particularly in uncertain markets. Plans are backed by major financial institutions who provide the assets for the plan (known as the counterparty). Investment returns from investment plans often fall under CGT tax rules which can be attractive particularly to higher rate tax payers.

Both structured deposit and investment plans provide investment opportunities allowing investors to make investment returns on markets over set periods of time while maintaining a level of risk control.

Investors depending on their plans can also gain access to a range of alternative asset classes including world major equity indices, commodities and currencies. Most of the investment plans featured on this site are equity linked and offer different levels of capital risk and market exposure.

Capital at risk plans often offer features to reduce risk exposure to market falls by the use of a barrier. Typically the barrier will be set at 40% of the initial level of the underlying asset.

The two main types of barrier are the final day barrier (European barrier) where the underlying asset is only observed on the final day of the investment. Variations of the European barrier may include plans where the barrier is based on the value of the underlying asset based on average e.g. an average of the underlying asset over the last 3 months of the plan. This averaging again is a risk control reducing the impact of any sudden falls in the last stages of an investment term, although conversely it can also restrict growth potential in a rising market.

The second type of barrier often used is the closing/intra day barrier (American barrier) where the value of the underlying asset is observed throughout the life of the investment plan on a daily basis. In the event of a breach of the barrier the capital invested will be at risk in some way depending on the plan terms.

With investment plans an individual savings account (ISA) can be used as a wrapper to provide investors with tax efficient returns. For 2018/19 the HMRC set ISA allowance is £20,000 per individual, which can be used in full in either a deposit plan or an investment plan, or split between the two.

In assessing the top investments ideas we make a distinction between income and growth investors and provide a range of options depending on your requirements:

Growth Investments

For investors seeking growth investment opportunities on this site we feature a range of different plans that have different features.

The investment plans we promote may include kick out investment plans which offer investors a pre-determined rate of return based on the performance of the underlying asset performing sufficiently well at a given series of dates.

Accelerated Growth Plans which offer investors the potential of leveraged exposure to the upside performance of an underlying asset. Digital plans that offer a fixed investment returns providing the plans requirements are met. Typically these plans will either return the original capital and the payoff or just the original capital.

Income Investments

For investors requiring income we regularly offer a range of income investment plan options. For investors who require capital protection deposit based plans can provide an attractive alternative to fixed rate bonds although income payments will be linked to the performance of an underlying asset so are usually not guaranteed. For investors who are comfortable with capital risk, reverse convertible or income plans provide a fixed income on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. With these plans income payments are fixed and capital will be returned as long as the underlying asset does not fall below the set barrier.

Investment ISAs

Using your ISA allowances should be your first port of call when investing to mitigate any tax resulting from income or capital gains. With an investment ISA you can invest up to £20,000 per individual. Most investment plans and investment funds can be placed in an ISA, although always check the terms and conditions.

In considering the best investment and savings options for you could also consider the following:

High Interest Savings Accounts

If you need short term access to your money, high interest savings accounts provide a way for savers to get a better rate of interest with capital security. Notice savings accounts which require savers to provide notice before withdrawing savings of anything up to 180 days often pay better interest than easy or instant access savings accounts.

Cash ISAs

If you looking to save tax efficiently for the 2018/19 tax year you can put up to £20,000 per individual into a cash ISA and shelter any interest from the taxman.

Fixed Rate Bonds

If you are happy locking up capital for a set period of anything from 6 months to 5 years a fixed rate bond will generally provide higher interest rate returns than instant access savings accounts. Fixed rate bonds are a low risk investment as your original capital will be returned at maturity.

Fund Supermarket

For investors looking to invest in funds we offer a fund supermarket service which allows you to select your own income or growth funds at low cost. With over 1500 funds to choose from including many of the top investment performing funds with most available at no initial charge and many with discounted annual charges you can choose from some of the best investment funds available in the UK, including funds that have a low risk investment profile to funds that provide the potential of higher returns but also with a higher risk to capital.

Our Fund Supermarket service provides you with online access to your investment accounts 24/7 so you can monitor fund performance.

Important Risk Information: This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future. Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice. * Details of how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme applies to investment firms can be found at fscs.org.uk.