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Press Release

Tuesday 24 April 2012

IMA SUPPORTS FASTER ISA BULK TRANSFERS

The IMA has issued its response to HMRC in support of the proposed regulation of ISA schemes, which include making ISA bulk transfers easier and quicker.

The ISA bulk transfer draft regulation proposes that new ISA managers will no longer need to make a fresh application for every single account transferred across from the previous ISA manager.

A new application will be needed only when the investor adds money to their ISA account for the first time after the transfer has taken place.

Julie Patterson, IMA Director of Authorised Funds and Tax, said:

“HMRC have made a number of suggestions which will make ISAs more efficient. Speeding up the transfer process is one such welcomed measure. Removing unnecessary administration burden will make bulk transfers from one manager to another quicker and simpler for both managers and investors.”

The full versions of the IMA response and the HMRC ISA Bulletin 42 are available online.

-ENDS-

For further information please contact:
Navdeep Sidhu, Press Officer - 020 7831 0898 or 07843 517618
Mona Patel, Head of Communications – 020 7831 0898
Christina Bridge, Press Assistant - 020 7831 0898
Email: press@investmentuk.org

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