The Difference Between ISAs and SIPPs

An outline of the pros and cons of these different savings vehicles

Stephen Sutherland, ISACO 12 March, 2013 | 8:00AM
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You can contribute to an Individual Savings Account (ISA) and a Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) in the same tax year, but what if your financial circumstances mean that you can only afford to invest in one of the two vehicles? If it comes down to choosing between an ISA or a SIPP, where should you invest?

Below are lists of pros and cons covering the differences between ISAs and SIPPs:

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Stephen Sutherland, ISACO  is an author, private investor and ISACO's chief investment strategist.