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    • pinklady21
    • By pinklady21 11th May 18, 11:55 AM
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    Mini Cash ISA Part Transfer to a new provider
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    • 11th May 18, 11:55 AM
    Mini Cash ISA Part Transfer to a new provider 11th May 18 at 11:55 AM
    Hello all
    Just want someone to sanity check this before I make a fool of myself!
    Question is - are part transfers of Cash ISAs permitted?
    Background:
    Opened a new Cash ISA last year with NS and I. Transferred in a previous ISA in full and topped up with last year's 20k allowance. Balance of just over 35k @1%

    Opened another Cash ISA with Nationwide (1.4%). Just over 50k in there from transfer of another previous year's ISA, and wanted to top up to full 85k compensation limit with a transfer of part of the balance from NS and I.

    I filled in a form for Nationwide, ticked the part balance transfer and the amount, and took it into the branch for processing.

    I have now received a letter from NS and I telling me that my ISA account has been closed and the full balance transferred out.

    I suspect an error has been made somewhere, unless there is a rule that only full ISA balances may be transferred to a new provider? Anyone know?

    Thank you!
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    • AirlieBird
    • By AirlieBird 11th May 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:11 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:11 PM
    Part transfer are allowed, but you can't split up any current tax year deposits. However, there isn't a requirement that part transfers must be allowed. Providers can say only full transfers out are permitted. I can't see in NS&I's documentation whether they allow part transfers or not.

    In any event, they should have rejected the transfer request if part transfers were not allowed.
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    • pinklady21
    • By pinklady21 11th May 18, 12:54 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:54 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:54 PM
    Thanks for the reply
    I phoned Nationwide. Looks like the error is theirs, while I requested a part transfer, and had a conversation at the counter with their staff member saying I only wanted it to be topped up to the Comp limit of 85k, they have processed it as a full transfer in.
    Oh dear.
    They are now going to contact NS & I and see if the process can be reversed. Not sure how a now closed account can be re-instated, but will wait and see what happens next.
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