To top up a Triodos Cash ISA or Junior Cash ISA, you can:
- Make a transfer from another account (either an account with another provider or another Triodos account that allows withdrawals)
- Transfer by cheque if the Triodos cash ISA you want to subscribe to accepts cheques - contact us if you are not sure on 0330 355 0355 or +44 (0)117 973 9339 if calling from abroad
The Triodos sort code is 16-58-10 and you can find your Triodos cash ISA account number on your statements. If you want to deposit a cheque, please post it along with a paying-in slip to:
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
Triodos Bank does not provide financial advice to savers and investors. We recommend that you seek the help of an Independent Financial Adviser. The following is general information about the changes, from 6 April 2016.
With the Personal Savings Allowance (PSA), if interest rates were to rise then the level of savings you can have before having to pay tax on the interest could drop considerably. For example, at 5% AER a basic rate tax payer would only need £20,000 in non-ISA savings before they’d reach the £1,000 basic rate taxpayer allowance. This amount would drop to £10,000 for a higher rate taxpayer with an allowance of £500. Additional rate taxpayers are not eligible for a PSA but can still save tax free in an ISA. If your income changes, your tax rate may change and so this may lead to a change in your PSA.
Any interest earned on ISAs does not count towards your PSA. If you earn interest in non-ISA savings above your PSA, you’d have to pay tax on this.
Stocks and Shares ISA
Previously, dividends in a stocks and shares ISA were paid with 10% tax already taken off, which couldn’t be reclaimed. Following the introduction of the Dividend Allowance of £5,000 from 6 April 2016, dividends from a stocks and shares ISA will no longer have any tax taken off. They will be completely tax free regardless of their value, whereas dividends paid from non-ISA investments will be taxable over £5,000. There remains no Capital Gains Tax liability from a stocks and shares ISA.
Yes, you can split your ISA allowance into different types of ISAs: Cash, Stocks & Shares, Lifetime, and Innovative Finance.
The ISA allowance is the maximum amount you can invest across all types of ISAs in any one tax year. You can put your whole allowance into a particular type of ISA or you can split it between the different types of ISAs: Cash, Stocks & Shares, Lifetime and Innovative Finance. The ISA allowance for the 2018/19 tax year is £20,000.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ISA rules require you to make a declaration, when applying to open an ISA. This is to confirm that you are eligible to subscribe to your ISA.
If you haven't subscribed to your ISA for a whole tax year, then you need to declare your eligibility again and confirm that you haven't paid into another ISA of the same type in the current tax year. You will not be able to make any further deposits into your ISA until a new declaration is made.
If you have Triodos Internet Banking, you can complete a new declaration online. To do this, please log into internet banking and select 'Account Management, ISA Declaration Management', from the menu.
Alternatively you can download, print and complete a declaration form below, or you can contact us and we can post a declaration form to you.
Junior ISAs and Fixed Rate Cash ISAs do not need a new declaration to be made after the account is opened.
We’ll write to you one month before your bond matures, asking you where you’d like your funds to go. If you have internet banking you will be able to make your choice online and can decide to either reinvest or transfer your matured funds to another account. If we don’t hear from you before your bond matures, we’ll open a Triodos Saver account on your behalf and write to let you know. There will always be opportunities for you to reinvest your money with Triodos, and we hope you choose to do so.
The person with legal parental responsibility who opened the account. When the account holder turns 16 the child may apply to be the account operator.
You can save any amount between £500 and £1,000,000.
You make the full opening deposit by electronic transfer from the account you nominate when applying, or from an existing Triodos UK account.
We can pay it on the first of each month into an account you choose when you apply, or we pay it annually each January and at the end when the bond matures.
Yes, you can change your existing Triodos cash ISA to one of the following types of Triodos cash ISAs:
- Triodos Online Cash ISA
- Triodos Cash ISA
- Triodos Two Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA
- Triodos Three Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA
Changes to a different type of Triodos cash ISA are not permitted from Triodos Ethical Junior Cash ISAs or non-ISA savings accounts.
Once you've decided which cash ISA suits you best, you can change the type of your Triodos Cash ISA to one of our other cash ISAs by completing and posting us the form below.
Before downloading the form to change your account type, please make sure you have read the following;
- Summary Box for your chosen cash ISA
- Personal Banking Terms and Conditions
- Tariff of charges for Personal Customers
- Deposit Guarantee Scheme – Depositor Information Sheet
Once you have read the important information above please download, print and complete the form below, then post it to us at:
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
On receipt of a completed request, we will change the type of cash ISA you hold, the balance of your account and your account number will remain the same. All money held in the account will maintain its tax-free status and the change will not affect your subscription allowance. We will write to you to confirm when we have actioned your request.
Historically, smaller challenger banks such as Triodos had no option but to utilise one of the “big four” banks (RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays) for payment clearing services.
So it is not unusual to see banks of Triodos’ size (or indeed some far bigger organisations) still utilising the “big four” clearing banks.
However, there is currently a real drive by the government, via the Payments Systems Regulator, to promote competition in the banking sector and to encourage innovation in payment systems.
This has resulted in a wider choice of clearing options (including alternative providers and/or direct clearing) now available to challenger banks.
While changing our clearing arrangements would be a very large undertaking we will continue to review the options in the future, remaining conscious of maintaining a high quality of service for all our customers.
At least 30 days before the end, we’ll ask you where you want your money to be paid. This can be into a new bond if one is available. If we don’t hear from you, we will transfer it into a 33-day notice Saver account - however, we won't apply the 33-day notice restriction on withdrawals during the first 30 days of this new Saver account.
Simply go to our website www.triodos.co.uk and in the top right-hand corner you'll see a link for "Login to internet banking".
All you need is your digipass, digipass PIN (which you set yourself), and details regarding the security word you set up when applying for the account.
In 2010, the United States (US) Treasury announced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). It is intended to prevent tax evasion by US citizens, residents and organisations through the use of offshore accounts and is a key change for international information exchange policy. Under FATCA, Financial Institutions must comply with a number of obligations, including reporting on accounts held by US persons, including organisations.
A number of governments, including the UK, have signed agreements to exchange data with the US. Triodos Bank must check customer records and accounts to identify US account holders and report information on them. To do this we introduced new procedures from 1 July 2014.
For more information please visit www.irs.gov or speak to your tax advisor.
You can open a Triodos Ethical Junior Cash ISA account, and transfer the funds from your Right Start Saver into it, subject to the Junior ISA allowance of £4,260 for the 2018/2019 tax year.
Yes. As long as the child was a UK resident when the Junior cash ISA was opened, you will still be able to pay into the Junior cash ISA even though you and/or the child have moved abroad.
If you would like buy more Depository Receipts you first need to complete an Appropriateness Assessment, as due to the complex nature of Depository Receipts you must complete an Appropriateness Assessment each time you apply.
The form can be downloaded below.
If you can't print out a declaration, please call us on 0330 355 0355 and we'll send you one.
You can choose to receive dividends paid by Triodos Bank as either cash or additional Depository Receipts.
You can opt to receive cash dividends by electronic payment straight into your bank account. To do this you need to tick the ‘I would like to receive dividends as cash’ box under the Dividend Payments section on the application form.
You can elect to receive dividends as additional Depository Receipts by participating in our Stock Dividend Scheme. To do this you need to tick the ‘I would like to participate in the Stock Dividend Scheme’ box under the Dividend Payments section on the application form.
You can change how you wish to receive dividends at any time. To change your dividend election from cash to additional Depository Receipts you need to complete a Stock Dividend Scheme Mandate. To change your dividend election from additional Depository Receipts to cash please send us a written instruction. Please send your dividend instruction to our freepost address (please note this is treated as second class post):
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
Or post as usual in a stamped addressed envelope to:
There is no guarantee that a dividend will be paid every year or that the dividend amount will increase year on year.
Triodos Investment Management are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, and have been active in the sustainable investment sector for over 25 years. Triodos Investment Management manage investments ranging from sustainable energy infrastructure to microfinance institutions, and individuals in the UK can invest in the Triodos Sustainable Equity, Pioneer and Microfinance funds.
We offer two Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds the Triodos Sustainable Equity and Pioneer funds. Both funds are available in two different share classes, distribution and capitalisation.
The minimum initial investment per SRI Fund is £1,000, and the minimum top up amount is £500 per fund.
The minimum holding amount is £500 per share class, this means that your initial investment must be at least £1,000 per SRI Fund and £500 per share class. In addition to this, you are not able to sell part of your holding and leave a positive balance of below £500, and you will either need to sell your entire holding in that share class or if applicable a smaller amount.
You can top up your investment in the socially responsible investment (SRI) funds at any time. The minimum top up amount is £500. To instruct a top up, please complete a top-up form which can be downloaded from the below links:
You could also call us on 0330 355 0355 to request either form, and there are copies of the forms in the welcome pack that we sent you after you made your first investment.
Before you can apply for the Microfinance fund you will need to complete an Appropriateness Assessment. This will help us understand your knowledge and experience of this type of investment.
An Appropriateness Assessment can be downloaded below.
If we deem that the Triodos Microfinance fund is an appropriate investment for you, we will provide you with an application pack. Please note, that assessing the appropriateness of the Triodos Microfinance fund for you is not the same as providing financial advice. If you are unsure in any way whether the Triodos Microfinance fund is a suitable investment for you, you should seek independent financial advice. If you don't have a financial adviser, you can get details of local financial advisers by visiting www.unbiased.co.uk.
Based on your responses to the questions in this assessment, if we deem that the Triodos Microfinance fund is not an appropriate investment for you, we will let you know and you will not be able to continue with your application. You may wish to look at an alternative product in the Triodos range in order to invest or save ethically.