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Is there a ‘Roth IRA’ (tax free, compound interest) equivalent in the UK?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Savings & Investments
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Savings & Investments
I’m looking for some advice on how best to invest a bit of money each month. I’m not as clued up as I should be when it comes to money but I know I need to be investing something.
I am relatively young and want to start saving £100 a month; I would like to increase my monthly payments over time as I start to earn more. I don’t need access to this money, at least not for the next 20 years, and would like for it to just sit somewhere and grow.
I have read that “The key to wealth is compound interest. Invest just £100 every month when you’re 25 and at a 10% return, you’ll have £600,000 by the age of 65.”
Any advice would be appreciated.


  • AegisAegis Forumite
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    Well, cash ISAs are tax free and pay compound interest, but nowhere near the 10% level!

    To achieve 10% you'd probably need to be looking at stock market investments, which could definitely work out for you if you plan to save £100 per month for the very long term. However, you must ensure that you have sufficient savings for short term needs as well.
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  • purchpurch Forumite
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    There is not direct equivalent to the Roth or Keogh IRA's

    If you stuck £100 quid into an Cash ISA for 40 years at current rates and compounded the interest you'll probably get nearer £ 200,000 by the end
    'In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are Consequences.'
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