Make investing easier
Transferring your ISA to us is easy. Whether you're transferring cash or existing funds by unit transfer, the process is straight forward.
Easier to manage
With your ISAs combined, you can manage everything in one place
You pay us nothing to transfer your ISA
You’ll get access to our funds and planning tools, with a UK-based support team
Remember, with our ISA, the value of your investments may go down as well as up. You may get back less money than you put in.
Why transfer your ISA to us
- See the value of your investments on mobile, tablet or computer with the MyAviva app
- Easy to switch between higher and lower levels of risk
- Choose from ready-made funds for beginners, a shortlist picked by our investment professionals, and our full range available for more experienced investors
- Move cash or existing funds from previous provider without having to cash in and reinvest
- All funds clearly show fees and risk levels
- Our flexible ISA lets you withdraw your money and pay it back in the same tax year, without affecting your annual allowance
- No charge to withdraw your money
- Pause monthly payments and re-start when you want
- Change your investments without notice or extra fees
How to transfer
Transferring to us is simple, and it takes less than five minutes to register your application. Once you've applied, we'll contact your current provider for you and take care of the rest. If you are looking to complete a unit transfer you'll be guided how to complete this during the application process. There will be additional information we will need from you regarding your current investment before transferring.
Make sure it’s right for you
Before you decide whether to transfer or not, read our important documents.
Choose your investments
Choose as many new investment funds as you like, or leave your money in cash until you’re ready, or use unit transfer to move existing investments into your Aviva ISA.
We’ll do the rest for you – transfer usually takes three to six weeks for a cash transfer and a little longer for unit transfers..
Fair and transparent charges
Our ISA charge is made up of two separate costs.
There's our Aviva Charge, which is up to 0.40% of the value of your investments, calculated daily and charged monthly. And your Fund Manager Charge, which depends on the funds you pick.
Here's how much you'd pay in your first month if you transferred an ISA worth £20,000, and invested in a fund with a charge of 0.35%.
Our Aviva charge is a percentage of your total investment, up to a maximum of 0.40% a year, and is based on how much you’ve invested with us. The more you invest, the lower the percentage you'll pay, as shown in the table.
|Invested value||Annual Aviva charge |
|First £50,000||0.40% |
|Amount above £500,000||0%|
You can log into your account at any time to check your exact platform charge. Investment platforms can have different types of charges and use different terms to describe them.
Hold onto more of your money
Got more than one type of investment with our online investment service, including an Aviva Stocks & Shares ISA, Investment Account or Pension? The more money you invest, the more we’ll reward you with a lower percentage charge to pay overall.
It’s a great way to keep more of your hard-earned money in the long term. Find out more in our terms and conditions.
Fund Manager Charge
The fund or funds you invest in may also have an extra charge to cover the costs of managing your investments. You can see the individual charge of each fund in the Key Investor Information Document, which you’ll see when choosing your fund. This also appears as an Ongoing Charge Figure (OCF) on your statement.
How you pay
Your fund charge is included in the price of your investment, rather being directly charged to your account.
Your Aviva charge comes out of the cash in your account. We’ll pay you interest on any cash at our variable rate which may be positive, zero or negative. Current details can be seen here.
If you don’t have enough cash in your account, some of your investments will be sold to pay for your Aviva charge instead. For full details, see our terms and conditions.
Before you transfer
A few last things to know before you apply.
Check with your current provider
Your existing provider may charge a penalty when you leave them – so make sure you check this before you transfer. Keep in mind, there's no guarantee you'll be better off transferring.
How long will the transfer take?
If your transfer involves transferring cash and re-investing it, it can take anywhere from three to six weeks. While the transfer is in progress your money will not be invested, so it will not go up and down in value.
If you transfer the units themselves it's likely to take an extra couple of weeks. We'll need to identify and transfer the existing fund units, and can only do so where we are able to match to the same units in our range. Funds will remain invested while unit transfers take place.
Keeping your tax benefits
You’re more likely to protect your money from Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax if you transfer your ISA directly to us. If you withdraw cash from your existing ISA and use it to set up a new ISA yourself, you may lose your benefits.
Transferring a cash ISA
You can transfer a cash ISA into our Stocks & Shares ISA, so long as you haven’t already opened a stocks and shares ISA this tax year. A stocks and shares ISA is riskier than a cash ISA, as the value of your investment could go down as well as up. Learn more about the differences in How do ISAs work?
How to pick your funds
See what method of picking a fund might suit you best.
Don't want to browse thousands of funds? Then choose from our experts' shortlist instead.
You've got passive funds which aim to track the value of a particular group of companies or markets, as well as active funds which try to beat the overall return of that market.
To make it into our shortlist, our experts at Aviva Investors believe these funds to be managed by high quality companies and fund managers with strong governance and control processes.
If you're confident in picking your own funds to invest in, browse the full list in our self-select investment service.
Pick your funds from sectors including equities, property, gilts and more, as well as specific fund management companies. You can even focus on ethical funds if you want.
Why choose us?
We're proud owners of a Times Money Mentor Gold Award, Autumn 2020.
- Crowned the best investment platform in The Times Money Mentor autumn 2020 customer experience ratings
- Acknowledged for appealing to both beginners and more advanced investors
- Praised for wide range of funds, as well as ready-made portfolios
Is my money safe to transfer?
When will I pay my first charge?
What investment funds are available?
Can I change my mind?
We also follow our 'best execution practices' as set out in our latest order execution policy. We also work hard to ensure there’s no conflict of interest between Aviva and the value of your investment, as stated in our conflicts of interest . If there's ever a conflict we can't prevent, we promise we’ll let you know.
Ready to transfer?
To start the transfer process you’ll need your:
- National insurance number at hand
- Existing plan number and details of your existing investments
- MyAviva account – registration is free and only takes a few moments if you don’t have one already
Learn more about savings and investments
Not sure if you should save or invest? Our educational articles and videos will help you learn more.
Top up your knowledge
Keen to open your first savings account, understand investment risk or learn all about ISAs and ethical funds? Our saving and investment articles can help beginners and keen investors understand how to manage their money.
Still need some help? Give us a call.
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