Opening an online accoount

I have tried to open an account for a fixed rate ISA with Metro. I downloaded the app and managed to open a current account (bit of a faff). When I clicked on opening an ISA account it cannot be opened online, I have to visit a store. My nearest store is 134 miles from home.  Do all ISA'S have to be opened in a branch?

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  • refluxer
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    You can open ISAs with the majority of providers online, but yes - you have to visit a branch to open an ISA with Metro.
  • refluxer
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    If it was a 1 year fixed rate ISA you were after, Metro have actually just dropped their rate down to 5.41% so you would have been better off opening a current account with Virgin Money and opening their exclusive fixed rate cash ISA instead, which is now the top-paying 1 year option at 5.50%. Virgin's current account and ISAs can be opened and managed online.

    Just be aware though, that opening multiple current accounts might affect your credit rating.
  • I have tried to open an account for a fixed rate ISA with Metro. I downloaded the app and managed to open a current account (bit of a faff). When I clicked on opening an ISA account it cannot be opened online, I have to visit a store. My nearest store is 134 miles from home.  Do all ISA'S have to be opened in a branch?
    Did you want/need a new current account? It's not required if you just want the ISA savings account.
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