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Work your money harder with a Lifetime ISA.

Open a Lifetime ISA today and you can use it towards a deposit for a first home or your retirement. In either case, it's tax free and you can take advantage of a 25% government bonus.

With investment, your capital is at risk. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

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What is a Lifetime ISA?

The Lifetime ISA (LISA) is an initiative launched by the government to encourage people aged between 18 and 39 to put money aside for their first home or retirement. You can contribute up to £4,000 per tax year and the government will give you a 25% bonus – that's up to £1,000 every year.

You can use your stocks and shares Lifetime ISA to buy your first home worth up to £450,000 or invest into it until you turn 50, and access it at 60. In either instance, you can withdraw your money tax free, including the 25% bonus. Withdrawing outside of these scenarios means you will incur a penalty, and you may end up getting less than you originally contributed.

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Why choose a Nutmeg stocks and shares LISA?

It's easy to open a Nutmeg stocks and shares Lifetime ISA, and let us do the investing for you. Flexible, transparent and designed by experts, we help to make wealth management and investing easier.

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Expertly designed

Our in-house investment team has built a range of portfolios for our Lifetime ISA suited to your chosen risk level and investment style. Our client services team can support you with any questions you might have.

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Straightforward

It’s easy to open a Lifetime ISA with us. Simply log into the web and start with just £100. We give you the flexibility to make changes to your risk level and investment style as your situation changes.

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Transparent

You have access to your account at all times, so you can always see where your Lifetime ISA is invested and how it’s performing. And at Nutmeg, we have no hidden costs or exit fees.

Choose your investment style

All four Nutmeg investment styles are built by experts and use exchange traded funds (more on ETFs here) to diversify across stocks, bonds, industries, even countries. Choose the one that works for you. 

Fully Managed

Proactively managed portfolio

These portfolios are proactively managed by our experienced investment team. This means they will regularly make strategic adjustments to try and protect against losses and boost returns.

Annual costs and charges

0.75% up to £100k, 0.35% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.21%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

Smart Alpha

Powered by J.P. Morgan Asset Management

J.P. Morgan Asset Management adapts your portfolio during changing market conditions, while using their in-house research to select securities with the aim of delivering better returns.

Annual costs and charges

0.75% up to £100k, 0.35% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.33%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

Socially Responsible

With a focus on the environment and society

Our socially responsible portfolios (SRI) are tilted towards companies and bond issuers that have high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. As with our Fully Managed style, these portfolios are proactively managed by our investment team.

Annual costs and charges

0.75% up to £100k, 0.35% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.33%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

Fixed Allocation

Assets without intervention at a low cost

These portfolios are designed to perform without the intervention of our investment team. Your portfolio will be automatically rebalanced to ensure your investments match your risk level, but the assets will only be reviewed once a year to make sure they're still right for you.

Annual costs and charges

0.45% up to £100k, 0.25% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.18%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

Past performance and allocation

Below you can see a detailed breakdown of our performance over the past few years, as well as how our investments are allocated across countries and assets.

Risk level

Track record

Explore our full 9-year track record for each of our 10 risk-based fully managed portfolios and see how our results compare against our competitors.

This past performance is simulated but based on real market transactions, with all client portfolios represented as a single portfolio for each risk level. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

*The annualised figure is the return since inception expressed as a compound annual rate. For example, a portfolio with an annualised return of 6% corresponds to an actual return of 19.1% over three years (rather than 18% as you might expect) due to the effect of compounding.

Capital at risk. Lifetime ISA rules apply

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Most people ask us

If you’re a UK tax resident aged between 18 and 39 you may be able to open a Lifetime ISA. There are different eligibility requirements for certain types of ISA. Learn more about our Lifetime ISA.

Having a stocks and shares Lifetime ISA means you’re investing your money, not just saving it in cash. Whether or not you should have one will depend on what your goals are, how long you’re able to invest your money, and your attitude to risk.  

If you’re willing to accept investment risk to get on the property ladder or contribute more to your retirement, the 25% government bonus on contributions up to £4,000 makes for an attractive proposition. Find out if a Lifetime ISA is right for you.

If you save in a Lifetime ISA instead of enrolling in, or contributing to, a qualifying scheme, occupation pension scheme or personal pension scheme you may lose the benefit of contributions by an employer (if any) to that scheme; and your current and future entitlement to means tested benefits (if any) may be affected.

The Lifetime ISA is an initiative launched by the government to encourage people aged between 18 and 39 to put money aside for their first home or retirement. For every £4,000 they contribute per year, the government will contribute £1,000 (otherwise expressed as a 25% annual bonus) 

You can use your Lifetime ISA allowance to buy a first home worth up to £450,000 or keep it until you turn 60. In either scenario, you can withdraw your money, including the 25% bonus, tax free.

The Lifetime ISA is available as a cash ISA or a stocks and shares ISA (although Nutmeg only offers a  stocks and shares Lifetime ISA). You can also hold a Lifetime ISA alongside other cash, stocks and shares, or Innovative Finance ISAs.  

The maximum you can contribute to a Lifetime ISA in a tax year is £4,000, which counts towards your total annual ISA allowance of £20,000.

You can withdraw money from your Lifetime ISA either to fund the purchase of your first home (up to the value of £450,000) or when you’re aged 60 years or older. Under any other conditions withdrawing from a Lifetime ISA carries strict withdrawal rules and penalties.  

Barring a terminal illness, you’ll have to pay a 25% government withdrawal charge meaning you’ll get back less than you’ve put in.

If you’re looking to buy with a partner, sibling or friend, you can both use money in your Lifetime ISAs to purchase your first house together, as long as the total value of the property is not over £450,000. Learn more about using a Lifetime ISA to buy a house.

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