I understand, but as far as holdings I already have, and will collect dividends on as it stands, if I have to sell my entire portfolio, currently in a basic account in order to move them to an isa, and therefore being out of the market for a few days before buying back in from the isa, should I expect to receive dividends from a companies next release or will I have to wait to hold for an entire quarter (or whatever time span between dividend issues that a company makes)?
It’s frustrating that I have to pay stamp duty again AND risk the market turning and therefore selling low and buying back high, without also losing out on the next issue of dividends from my holdings, because my portfolio took a proverbial fag break. Am I right in assuming these will all be the cost to me for switching to an isa? Knowing this will help me time the transfer to limit the damage.
Had I known better when I started, I’d have had an isa from the beginning. But that’s learning I suppose.