Are you taking advantage of your ISA allowance of £20,000 in the current tax year?
A Cash ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a category of savings account that allows you to earn tax free interest on the funds you have saved.
If you are 16 or over and looking for tax-free savings, a Swansea Building Society ISA could be the account for you.
Our instant access Cash ISA means that you can access your savings whenever you want to, without having to pay any penalty charges.
Cash ISAs are much the same as standard savings accounts, the primary difference is that you can earn tax free interest on your ISA savings.
There is additionally a £20,000 savings limit on the amount you can save in your ISA in any single tax year.
To get a Cash ISA with Swansea Building Society, you are required to meet the following eligibility criteria. For example:
Simply call at one of our branches or complete an application form and post it to us with appropriate identification (see our Proving Your Identity leaflet for further details available from branch offices or online at www.swansea-bs.co.uk) together with a cheque made payable to (your name)'.
Once open, you can manage your account in branch, email, post or online via secure message (subject to Swansea Online Account eligibility criteria, available when you click ‘Register Now’).
The annual ISA allowance is £20,000 for the current tax year. Funds you deposit into an ISA will count towards your annual allowance.
Any unused savings allowance will not carry over to the next tax year and will be lost. If you have savings in an ISA from previous tax year and wish to transfer it to a new ISA, then that amount does not count towards the current tax year allowance.
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1. ISA Regulations:
1.2 You must not have already subscribed to a Cash ISA in the current tax year other than by way of flexible ISA replacement subscriptions. Replacement subscriptions do not count as subscriptions for the purpose of determining whether the investor has subscribed to more than one ISA.
1.3 Your ISA investment must be and must remain in your beneficial ownership, it must not be used as security for a loan.
1.4 We will notify you if, by reason of any failure to satisfy the provisions of the ISA Regulations, your ISA has, or will, become void.
1.5 The maximum investment you can make to your Cash ISA in any one tax year must not exceed the annual Cash limit specified in the ‘Regulations’.
1.6 We will satisfy ourselves that any person to whom we delegate any of our functions or responsibilities under the terms agreed with you is competent to carry out those functions and responsibilities.
2. Account opening and Investment Limits:
To open an account, the applicant(s) need to be aged 16 and over.
The minimum investment is £1. Please note that under ISA regulations, the maximum investment you can make to your Cash ISA in any one tax year must not exceed the annual Cash limit specified in the ‘Regulations’.
The maximum balance that can be held across all accounts held with the Society is £1m*, or £85k for a single customer/£170k for joint customers where the customer first opened an account with the Society on or after 01.03.23.
3. Further Investment:
*Please note that where an existing customer(s) who opened an account on or before 28.02.23 has an aggregate savings balance in excess of £500k, they will not be allowed to deposit further monies where their combined balances are in excess of these amounts.
We currently accept ISA transfers in (this can be changed at the discretion of the Society at any time).
If a withdrawal reduces the balance to less than the minimum balance per account of £1, we may close your account by giving 30 days’ notice.
Closure of your Cash ISA account is permitted at any time without notice. If you close your Cash ISA account, it cannot be reinstated.
Withdrawals from your account can be re-deposited during the same tax year without counting towards your annual ISA subscription limits. Interest paid out to another account during the tax year is classed as a withdrawal and can be re-deposited during the same tax year without it counting towards the subscription limit. Withdrawals are deemed to be firstly of current years subscriptions, and secondly of previous years funds. Replacement deposits are deemed to be firstly of previous years funds and secondly of current year subscriptions.
Replacement of flexible ISA previous year funds must be made to the account from which the withdrawal was made, and in the same tax year.
Any money withdrawn and not replaced within the same tax year cannot be paid back in without it counting towards your annual ISA allowance.
Interest will be credited to the account following the close of business on March 31st annually.
An annual statement will be sent on March 31st.
6. ISA Transfers Out:
You may transfer your current year’s Cash ISA subscriptions in whole to another Cash ISA with another ISA manager. The transfer must be the whole amount saved in your Cash ISA, in that tax year, up to the day of the transfer.
Where you transfer your current year subscriptions from one type of ISA to another the subscriptions are treated as if they were made to the receiving ISA manager. For example, if your current year’s Cash ISA subscriptions are transferred to a stocks and shares ISA, they are treated as if they were made to the stocks and shares ISA so you are able to subscribe to a Cash ISA following the transfer – subject to the annual subscription limit.
You may transfer any previous tax year’s subscriptions in whole or in part to a Cash ISA or another type of ISA held with another ISA manager, without it affecting your annual ISA investment allowance for the current tax year.
Partial withdrawals from this Cash ISA are permitted.
Cash ISA to Cash ISA transfers must take place within 15 business days of the transfer instruction being received by the new ISA manager.
7. Terms and Conditions:
The information provided is a summary of the key features of the savings account and is not intended to be a substitute for reading the Terms and Conditions that apply to the account.
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You can download any of our application forms or related documentation here. If you need any assistance, please contact your local branch where one of our team will be happy to help you. For details of how to contact your local branch, please see our ‘Contact Us’ page.