BMO Lifetime ISA

What is a Lifetime ISA?

A Lifetime ISA can be opened by people aged 18 to 39 to help towards a first home or retirement. With a Lifetime ISA, you can invest up to £4,000 each tax year and the government will give you a 25% bonus up to £1,000.
It acts as a wrapper to hold a range of different investments. The right Lifetime ISA for you depends on your goals and your attitude towards risk.

Why choose a BMO Lifetime ISA?

Here are some more reasons to choose BMO for a Lifetime ISA. Select the links below to find out about them.

Benefit from our expertise

We can trace our investment roots back to 1868, when F&C Investment Trust, the world’s oldest collective investment fund launched, and have been adding to our offering ever since.

Responsible Investment

For over 35 years, we have led the way in responsible investment. We’ve engaged with over 5,500 companies to ensure that generating returns for our investors does not come at the expense of the real world in which we all live.

Let’s talk about risk

There’s an element of risk involved with a Lifetime ISA. The value of your investments can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you originally put in. You need to be aged between 18-39 and be a UK resident, and you should consider this as a longer-term investment. Tax allowances and the benefits of tax-efficient accounts are subject to change and tax treatment depends upon your individual circumstances.

Any withdrawals made from your Lifetime ISA that are not for an eligible house purchase or retirement when you are 60 years old will incur a Government withdrawal charge of 25% which means you could get back less than what you put in

Invest in a BMO Lifetime ISA through our 10 investment trusts

Choose a BMO Lifetime ISA to invest in our diverse range of Investment Trusts. Your money is pooled together along with other investors’ money in one big pot known as a fund. A fund manager then buys shares or assets with the money. Our 10 investment trusts provide a wealth of investment opportunities, including equities, bonds, property, and private equity.
Each trust has unique goals and strategies. Choose a trust focused on capital growth, or aim for income, or one that covers both. Some invest in regional companies, while others take a global approach, and invest in companies all over the world.

Please see the Key Information Documents (KIDs) for further details on the risks for each trust. View the latest performance of our Investment Trusts.

A cost effective way to invest

Invest from as little as £25, with no dealing charges on investments made by a monthly direct debit. One-off contributions, sales and switches can be made online without any dealing charges. If you need to send instructions via post, there will be a £12 charge for each fund selected.

There’s an annual charge of £60 + VAT for the BMO Lifetime ISA and Government stamp duty of 0.5% applies on purchases of UK shares.

Make sure you read the pre-sales costs disclosure before you invest.

How can I open a BMO Lifetime ISA?

Investing in a BMO Lifetime ISA is straightforward. 

Choose the investment trust(s) that best suits your investment needs and finally, decide how much to invest. Please make sure you read the Key Features and Terms & Conditions, the relevant Key Information Document and Pre-Sales Disclosure documents.

Our investor portal is the quickest and most cost-effective way to invest. You can set-up a monthly direct debit or invest a lump sum using your debit card. Alternatively, you can download an application form and send it into us. If you have a Child Trust Fund with us, you can open an account using our election hub

Our Lifetime ISA video

More information

The Key Features gives full details about how the BMO Lifetime ISA works and you should read this before investing.  However, here are the answers to some questions you may have if you are considering opening a BMO Lifetime ISA.

Can I have more than one ISA?

You can have more than one ISA account allowing you flexibility. For example, you could invest your full £20,000 allowance in a Stocks and Shares ISA or you could split the allowance between a Stocks and Shares ISA and a Cash ISA. Please note even if you have more than one account your allowance is still £20,000 per tax-year (allowance correct for 2022/23 tax-year).

Who can make contributions to my ISA?
Payments are normally made from the ISA account holder. We can accept payments from third parties however we will require a letter, signed by them and sent along with the payment, that confirms that the money is being irrevocably gifted to the ISA account holder. We may also be required to verify the identity of the payer (for example, a certified copy of their current passport or driving licence for identity and a copy of a bank statement or utility bill as proof of address). If someone else is planning to make a payment into your ISA you may want to contact our Investor Services team (0345 600 3030) in advance of the payment being sent to check if anything further will be required.

Got questions about the BMO Lifetime ISA?

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