Save or invest for your first home with the Moneybox Lifetime ISA

Save or invest a deposit to buy your first home with the Moneybox Lifetime ISA (LISA). Pay in up to £4,000 each tax year and get a 25% government bonus on all savings. That’s up to £1,000 for free each year you save!

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What is a Lifetime ISA?

The Lifetime ISA (LISA) is a product designed by the government to support people aged 18-39 to buy their first home or put money aside for retirement.

How does the Lifetime ISA work?

  • You can save or invest up to £4,000 each tax year and the government will give you a 25% bonus on the amount you contribute, up to £1,000 each tax year.
  • You can choose to save cash with a Cash LISA or invest in the stock market with a Stocks & Shares LISA.
  • All savings in a LISA are tax-free, as it's a type of ISA.
  • Your Lifetime ISA allowance of £4,000 is included in your total annual ISA allowance of £20,000.
  • We also support digital transfers in from most providers. To find out more, contact our Support team.

What can the Lifetime ISA be used for?

  • You can use the Lifetime ISA to buy your first home (up to £450,000) anywhere in the UK, but must have had the account open for at least one year before you withdraw money to do this. The time starts from your first deposit.
  • You can also pay into your Lifetime ISA until you turn 50 and withdraw your savings for retirement at age 60. In the ten years inbetween, you'll continue to accrue cash or investment gains/losses, depending on the type of LISA it is.
  • If you withdraw money for any reason other than buying your first home or for retirement, you'll pay a 25% government penalty on the amount you withdraw. This means you'll get back less than you've put in. Please note, this excludes investment gains/losses and fees for a Stocks & Shares Lifetime ISA.

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Choose between our market-leading Cash Lifetime ISA and get a competitive interest rate on top of your tax-free savings and government bonus, or our Stocks & Shares Lifetime ISA to invest and grow your first home savings over time.

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It's important you know

The 25% government withdrawal penalty means that if you withdraw money for any reason other than buying your first home (up to £450,000) or retirement, you’ll pay a government charge of 25% on the amount you withdraw. This means you’ll get back less than you’ve put in. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest.

The Lifetime ISA is treated differently for tax purposes when compared to a pension. If you decide to opt out of your workplace pension and instead pay into a Lifetime ISA, you will not benefit from any employer-matched contributions into your LISA and it may affect your current and future entitlement to means-tested state benefits. If considering the Lifetime ISA for the purposes of retirement, we recommend you speak with an independent financial advisor.

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