Moneybox treats cash holdings held within an investment product as client money in accordance with FCA regulation. This money is held across various diversified banks. All these banks are protected under the FSCS, which covers individual investor loss for up to £85,000.
Stocks & shares ISAs can be a great vehicle for saving for mid-term or longer-term goals. If you have money that you feel able to put away for several years without touching it, then a stocks & shares ISA will in most cases deliver better value than cash savings.
A stocks & shares ISA – also known as an investment ISA – is a tax-efficient investment account. This means you don’t have to pay income tax or capital gains tax on money you earn from your investments made through the ISA, up to a certain limit. ISA stands for Individual Savings Account.
The 0.25% AER variable interest rate is calculated daily and added to your LISA balance on the first working day of the month. The 0.6% introductory bonus interest rate is calculated daily, and, rather than being paid out monthly, will be paid into your LISA once your account has been open with Moneybox for 12 months.
Are Moneybox fees high?
Chunky charges on small balances
Moneybox bangs on about squirrelling away spare change, but the charges are pretty high on small investments. The fees sound relatively painless on the investing side: 0.45% a year as a platform fee. 0.12% to 0.3% a year as fund charges.
Who are Moneybox owned by?
The Moneybox story
In 2015, old school friends turned entrepreneurs, Ben Stanway and Charlie Mortimer decided something needed to be done to help everyone save and invest for their future.
Can I lose all my money in a Stocks and Shares ISA? Any investment can go down as well as up, so yes, you can lose money in a Stocks and Shares ISA.
Can I withdraw money out of a stocks and shares ISA? Yes, you can withdraw money out of your ISA at any time. But please note that if, during a tax year, you withdraw money from your ISA and then reinvest at a later date, it will count towards your annual ISA allowance.
Generally speaking, stocks and shares ISAs have historically performed well. The average annual rate of return for stocks and shares ISAs over the past 10 years is 9.64%.
What is the average return on a stocks and shares ISA?
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What is the 3 day rule in stocks?
In short, the 3-day rule dictates that following a substantial drop in a stock’s share price — typically high single digits or more in terms of percent change — investors should wait 3 days to buy.
Do you get dividends from Moneybox?
All of the funds that we offer at Moneybox are accumulation funds. Income funds are slightly different. They pay dividends – which are a proportion of the fund’s total profits.
A stocks and shares ISA is effectively a ‘tax wrapper’ that can be put around a wide range of different investment products. Any investment growth or interest earned within a Stocks and shares ISA is tax-free.
Can I have two LISAs?
Yes, you can have more than one Lifetime ISA, but you can only pay into one each tax year.
Can you take money out of Moneybox?
Withdrawals can be requested in-app (Settings > Withdraw). For our Simple Saver, we’ll send your funds to your bank account on the next available working day after your withdrawal is requested in-app.
The difference comes down to how your money is handled. A cash Lifetime ISA works like a standard cash savings account where you earn interest on the money you put in, whereas a stocks and shares ISA lets you put money into a range of different investments. Like with any other ISA, you can invest up to £4,000 per year.