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The ISA with smoother returns...

  • Invest in our With Profits Fund, fully managed for you by our award-winning investments team
  • Worry less about market dips thanks to smoothed returns
  • Shelter up to £20,000 from UK tax in 2023/24
  • Invest from as little as £50 per month

Keep in mind that the value of your investment can go down as well as up, so you could get back less than you invested.

Why invest your ISA allowance with Wesleyan?

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Mutuality means more

With no shareholders to pay, we can share our financial success with you. We can't guarantee a bonus every year, but we paid a 1% mutual bonus to ISA holders in 2020 and 2022.

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Managing money since 1841

We've been looking after customers’ money for over 180 years. Today, our With Profits Fund holds more than £4bn of people’s investments.

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Manage your ISA online

With My Wesleyan, you can track the progress of your Stocks and Shares ISA online. Check your balance or top-up any time, anywhere.

How much could your ISA be worth?

Use the calculator below to see how your contributions could grow in a range of market conditions…

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Smoother returns in unsteady times

To try and deliver steady returns, Wesleyan's With Profits Fund applies a mechanism called ‘smoothing’.

This means holding back some returns when market performance is strong, to support your returns when the market experiences losses. It helps reduce sharp day-to-day fluctuations in your ISA value, so you can worry less about what the market is doing.

Smoothing is explained further in the How our With Profits Fund works booklet.

Managed for you

When you save money into our Stocks and Shares ISA, you’re buying units in our With Profits Fund. The fund is managed by our investments team – named Investment Team of the Year (Re/insurer) at the Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2023.

It means you don't need to be a skilled investor to open your ISA. We manage the fund on your behalf, so you can simply focus on saving.

A diversified fund

The With Profits Fund invests in UK and international shares, government and corporate debt, property, cash and other financial investments. Spreading money across multiple asset classes like this can help to spread risk. 

We class the With Profits Stocks and Shares ISA as a risk category 3 investment (on a scale of 1 to 5). This means a ‘moderate’ level of risk and reward.

Withdrawals and MVRs

While our ISA is designed for longer term investment, you're free to take money out at any time as long as you're withdrawing £500 or more.

Note that if you choose to withdraw money from your ISA at certain times (usually when share prices have fallen substantially), we may apply an adjustment which reduces how much you get back from that withdrawal. This is called a Market Value Reduction (MVR).

It’s designed to protect those still invested in the fund from a high volume of withdrawals being made by other customers at unfairly high valuations.

A Market Value Reduction at Wesleyan is extremely rare. There's not been one in place here since 2009.

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Investment Team of the Year 2023

The With Profits Fund is managed by our in-house investments team - named Investment Team of the Year at the Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2023. When you invest with Wesleyan, you can be confident your money is in safe hands.

Things to know before you apply for your ISA

An Annual Management Charge (AMC) of 1.2% applies. This charge is collected automatically from your ISA.

If you are already opted in to Wesleyan Financial Services’ Ongoing Advice Service (OAS), the Annual Management Charge is 1.7%.

ISA rules

You can hold multiple ISAs at the same time, but please note you can only contribute to one stocks and shares ISA in a tax year. If you've already contributed to one, you'll need to open your ISA with a transfer.

Frequently asked questions

  • Am I eligible for a With Profits Stocks and Shares ISA?
    Our Stocks and Shares ISA is open to UK residents (for tax purposes) aged between 18 and 74. Before you can open your ISA, we'll just need you to complete a knowledge check to make sure you understand how the ISA works. To open an ISA with Wesleyan, you must also make sure you haven't contributed to another stocks and shares ISA in the same tax year.
  • How much can I invest in a With Profits Stocks and Shares ISA?

    Each tax year (6th April to 5th April), there’s a certain amount of money you’re allowed to put into an ISA.

    For tax year 2023/2024, that allowance is £20,000. Just be aware that tax rules for ISAs can and do change, so the allowance may vary from year to year.

    You can start your ISA with a lump sum of £1,000 or more. Or you can invest via monthly payments of £50 or more.

  • How do I manage my With Profits Stocks and Shares ISA?
    Once you've opened your ISA, you can top up and manage your account online, or if you prefer, by phone or post.
  • Can I withdraw money from a With Profits Stocks and Shares ISA?

    Our Stocks and Shares ISA is best suited to people who are able to commit for at least five years, so ideally, you should only invest money you won't need to touch in the short term. That said, you can withdraw money at any time if you need to, as long as you withdraw at least £500 each time.

    You'll pay no personal income tax or capital gains tax on your investment returns from your ISA.

    This is based on current understanding of legislation and tax treatment, which can change in the future.

  • What does the With Profits Fund invest in?

    The fund invests in a wide range of assets including UK and international shares, government and corporate debt, property, cash and more.

    If you'd like to see a full asset breakdown and a list of the fund's top holdings, take a look at the latest With Profits Fund factsheet, by searching for 'With Profits ISA' in our fund prices centre.

    Like all our directly managed funds, the With Profits Fund applies our principles of sustainable investing.

  • How do bonuses work?

    We regularly review the performance of our With Profits Fund, and when results allow, we increase the value of your ISA by adding a bonus. We can’t guarantee a bonus every year, but when a bonus is paid, it’s added automatically to your ISA – you don’t need to do anything to claim it.

Ready to apply for your ISA?

There are two ways to open your ISA online. You can open your ISA with a lump sum or monthly payments, or you can transfer from an existing ISA.

Bear in mind, when you apply online, you won't receive investment advice or personal recommendation from us. You should consider carefully whether this investment will meet your needs and goals.

Open an ISA with a lump sum or monthly payments

Set up your With Profits ISA online with zero advice fees. Choose between investing a lump sum, monthly direct debit or a combination of both.

Transfer from an existing ISA

Already got ISA savings elsewhere? You can move your money into a new or existing Wesleyan With Profits ISA, without affecting your 2023/24 ISA allowance.

Prefer to explore your investment options?

If you would like personal financial advice to help you make informed investment decisions, please book an appointment with a Specialist Financial Adviser from Wesleyan Financial Services. Please note initial advice fees apply to all products you choose to invest in after taking advice.