When to consider transferring your ISA
Reasons to transfer:
You’d like lower trading costs.
High fees are eating into your investments.
You'd like to access a wider range of investments, such as stocks and shares or ETFs.
Use a more user-friendly app or web platform.
Customer service that fits with your needs.
Important information: please remember any tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Before transferring an ISA you should check you will not lose valuable guarantees or be charged excessive transfer penalties.
Why transfer your stocks and shares ISA to Freetrade
No commissions for buying or selling stocks and unlimited instant trades during stock market opening hours.
Fractional shares for
Invest from as little as £2.
Vast stock universe
Choose from thousands of UK and US stocks, ETFs and investment trusts. See our full stock list.
Low monthly fees
So your stocks and shares ISA can grow, without your
fees growing too.
Access and manage your portfolio from anywhere.
No transfer or exit fees
We made switching from another ISA provider easy and free.
Commission-free instant trades - No commissions for buying or selling stocks and unlimited instant trades during stock market opening hours
Fractional shares for US stocks, invest from as little as £2
Vast stock universe - Choose from thousands of UK and US stocks, ETFs and investment trusts
ETFs & Investment Trusts
Low, flat fee that doesn’t grow with the size of your investments - only £3/month
US and UK stocks
Award-winning app to manage your portfolio
Fast, friendly support
Transfer a stocks and shares ISA to Freetrade
You can transfer your stocks and shares ISA from a different provider to Freetrade free of charge.
Any securities that you hold in your existing ISA that we are unable to transfer in specie can either be sold and transferred as cash or left with your current ISA manager, depending on ISA rules. With cash transfers, you are not invested so will miss out on market ups and downs during your transfer.
Transfer a cash ISA
Cash ISAs are one way to save but when it comes to growing your savings, a cash ISA might not be the best product to focus on.
Investing is one of the best ways to grow your savings over the long term, so it might be worth considering transferring to a stocks and shares ISA.
Which ISAs can I transfer?
You can transfer any existing cash, stocks & shares or innovative ISA to Freetrade by completing this questionnaire.
There are two options when transferring your ISA to Freetrade. You can transfer as cash or if you’d like to keep your portfolio intact you can transfer ‘in specie’.
In specie transfers might take longer than cash transfers and it’s important to check if the stocks in your existing ISA are in the Freetrade stock universe first.
Any securities that you hold in your existing ISA that we are unable to transfer in specie can either be sold and transferred as cash or left with your current ISA manager.It’s free to transfer your existing ISA to Freetrade but before starting, check for any exit fees, your current provider may charge.
We do not accept transfers of Lifetime or Help to Buy ISAs.
What can I invest in?
See which are the most traded shares by the total value of buy orders over the past week on the Freetrade app.
US, UK and European stocks
Invest in thousands of companies listed on the LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ and across Europe.
Choose from a wide range of exchange-traded funds covering index funds, stock and bond ETFs from providers like Vanguard, iShares and Invesco, as well as HSBC and Xtrackers.
Diversify your investments with REITs, which allow you to add residential or commercial real estate assets to your portfolio without the hassle of buying and managing the properties yourself.
Choose from over 150 investment trusts to diversify your portfolio across a wide range of sectors, geographical areas and markets worldwide.
Transferring to another provider
If you decide to leave Freetrade, there is no fee to transfer away and close your Freetrade ISA. You can transfer out as cash or stock. At the moment, to transfer any non-UK securities away from Freetrade you will have to sell them first and transfer the amount as cash.
Your new provider may not be able to accept transfers of all securities you hold with Freetrade.
We will always reach out to you and we’ll never sell any stocks on your behalf. Your future broker can send an electronic transfer request to us at: email@example.com.