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Are you looking to find out more about what a Stocks and Shares ISA is, the benefits and how they work?

A Stocks and Shares ISA lets you invest £20,000 for the 2018/19 tax year in a range of investments.

To find out more about ISAs, use the links below:

ISAs - the basics >

Stocks and Shares ISA from Standard Life Self Investor >

ISA calculator - see how much your ISA might be worth in the future >


When you invest in a Smart+ Stocks and Shares ISA or a Trading Account with us, you'll be investing your money in investment funds.

Depending on the fund's objective, the fund manager will invest your money in a single asset type or across a range of assets, such as equities (shares), bonds and property. They could also invest across a range of market sectors and regions. The value of assets in the fund can vary over time causing the unit or share price to change.

This means that the value of your investment can go down as well as up and you could get back less than you invest.

To find out more about funds and how they work, use the links below:

Funds - the basics >

Why invest in funds? >

How to read a fund factsheet >

How to read a Key Investor Information Document (KIID) >

Fund management styles >


Before investing you need to decide how comfortable you are with investment risk, and the level of risk you're willing to take with your own money and your capacity to deal with any losses.

Learn more about investment risk >

Investment knowledge

When making your investment decisions you might feel a bit daunted and have a number of questions. We've put together information on a wide range of investment topics.

What is self-investing? >

Why invest for the long-term? >

Investment goals - how can you meet them? >

Financial jargon - getting your head around investment terms >

Frequently asked questions

If you have questions about the accounts we offer or our service, why not take a look at our FAQs. If you can't find what you're looking for our UK based Customer Support team will be happy to help you.

Frequently asked questions >