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ISA fees explained at Freetrade, as of July 2023

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Is an ISA free?

If you are a UK resident, an Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a great way to build your savings tax-free. However, they are not free: as with any type of investment, there are costs. There are different types of ISAs, each with its own set of rules and fees. In this article, we are focusing on fees associated with stocks and shares ISAs.

ISAs are not free, there are costs. Don't forget to check out our top recommendations for best brokers for stocks and shares ISA.

Now let’s see the different ISA fees at Freetrade!

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How much does an ISA cost at Freetrade?

Fees associated with a stocks and shares ISA account are similar to the ones you would to pay when holding a regular trading account with a broker. If you want to learn more about what these fees mean, check out our explainer.

Here are the common fees associated with ISAs in the UK:

Non-trading fees:

  • Account fees: fixed amount, or a percentage of the value of the portfolio
  • Custody fees: fixed fee charged for managing your account
  • Inactivity fees: charged after a certain amount of time you stop using your account
  • Deposit/Withdrawal fees: if you want to deposit or withdraw money from your ISA account, you might be charged
  • Transfer fees: if you want to transfer your ISA from one provider to another, the provider you are transferring from may charge a fee

Trading fees, which are charged when you invest in an asset:

  • It depends on what asset you trade and on which market
  • Stamp duty is a government levy charged on the purchase of UK shares
  • You might need to pay a conversion fee if your transaction requires a currency conversion

Let’s see an overview of non-trading fees at Freetrade and its closest competitors!

ISA related fees at Freetrade
Account fee
No
No
No
Custody fee
No
No
No
Inactivity fee
No
No
Yes
Withdrawal fee
$0
$0
$5
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0

Data updated on January 26, 2024

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And here’s an overview of the trading fees:

ISA related fees at Freetrade
US stock fee
Commission-free Commission-free Free stock and ETF trading
UK stock
$0.0
$0.0
$0.0
EU/UK government bond
-
-
-
US Treasury bond
-
-
-
Fund trading fee
-
-
-
Stamp duty fees
0 0 0

Data updated on January 26, 2024

It's worth shopping around to compare fees and rates offered by different providers to ensure you get the best deal for your savings.

To do just that, check out our top recommendations for best brokers for stocks and shares ISA.

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Eszter Zalán
Eszter Zalán

Eszter is a former Editor and Financial Journalist for BrokerChooser. She wrote and edited BrokerChooser's content from 2021 onwards, bringing her more than a decade-long experience in journalism to the team. She has covered world affairs and several financial crises, and dove deep into SEO and coding to make BrokerChooser's content more accessible to users.

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