Lifetime ISAs, built for first-time buyers

Save or invest up to £4,000 each tax year in the UK’s market-leading LISA and get a 25% government bonus on all savings. That’s up to £1,000 for free each year you save for your first home.

Choose from a Cash Lifetime ISA or Stocks & Shares Lifetime ISA (capital at risk).

A 25% government penalty applies if you withdraw money from a Lifetime ISA for any reason other than buying your first home (up to £450,000) or for retirement, and you may get back less than you paid into your Lifetime ISA.

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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. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
  • Your Lifetime ISA allowance of £4,000 is included in your total annual ISA allowance of £20,000.
  • If you’re saving to buy with someone else, you can track your combined savings progress in the app with our Housemates feature.
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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.

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Choose between our 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

A 25% government penalty applies if you withdraw money from a Lifetime ISA for any reason other than buying your first home (up to £450,000) or for retirement, and you may get back less than you paid into your Lifetime ISA.

When investing, your capital is at risk. All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest.

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

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.

Moneybox Mortgages is provided by Moneybox Mortgages Ltd. Your home could be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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It's important you know

Capital at risk. All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest.

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

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