Is there a way to tell how much ISA allowance one has used?

Does HMRC or some other government agency have a record of how much one has invested in ISAs each year? We have had a complicated year and I just haven't a clue how much allowance I have left. Is there
any way to find out?
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On Wed, 2 Mar 2016 13:45:57 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

As far as know you can have only one manager for cash ISA and one manager for stocks / shares ISA.
So you should know your manager(s) and go ask them. If you have more than the allowed managers you are in doodoo.
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Surely that's not right.
Looking at http://www.moneysavingexpert.com it seems that amounts for one particular year have to be in one ISA but that's all.
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On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:33:05 PM UTC, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

But, AIUI, the OP can't remember which provider he made this year's contribution to.
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On 03/03/2016 10:51, RobertL wrote:

LOL!
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On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:33:05 PM UTC, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

I think the OP's question (although he doesn't actually say this!) means he wants to know how much more he can subscribe this year rather than how muc h he has invested over the years. I make this assumption because he says he doesn't know how much he 'has left'. But the question is a bit ambiguous a nd I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted it.
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You're absolutely right. I can't really see how "... how much allowance I have left" could mean anything else (but that's not to say that it *isn't* ambiguous).
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snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

Certainly not in "real time".

Ask every ISA manager with whom you have an account?
Of course if you don't know with whom you have accounts then you are in for a busy few weeks.
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I would have thought rather the opposite, if I don't know who I have accounts with I won't be able to ask anyone anything will I? :-)
OK, thanks for the other comments, I guess I'll just have to do it the hard way.
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On 02/03/2016 21:40, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

If you don't have any records of where your money is, you might as not not have any money - because you won't be able to access it in a hurry - quite apart from the the problems it will give your executors when you die.
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What I actually have is ISAs with more than one bank where I have on-line banking. Thus I can find everything if I visit all the accounts and search through the various ISAs in each. I know I have, for example, three ISAs with HSBC opened over the years. You can't close them either so I have some with stupidly trivial amounts in them which clutter up the on-line interface.
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snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote on Wed, 2 Mar 2016 at 22:22:14:

It does in any case seem that HMRC have previously been fairly relaxed in dealing with the odd inadvertent breach in having more than one cash ISA per year, so long as the annual cash limit has not been exceeded. <http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-1715710/Exposed-Taxman s-Isa-flaw-and-loophole.html>
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On 02/03/2016 22:22, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

Get your affairs in order ASAP! You could be run over tomorrow by a security van carrying all your money.
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... and????
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On 03/03/2016 15:50, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

Your Executors would have a difficult task.
Surely everyone keeps a record of where their money is invested?
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I doubt it very much.
Just about all of my money (as opposed to other assets) is directly connected to one of our two bank accounts. It's all managed on-line via on-line banking.
What 'records' apart from the on-line ones would you expect? I get annual statements from both in various pointless forms, mostly filed in the bin as they are more trying to sell me things than telling me anything useful.
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On 10/03/2016 16:10, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

Either paper or electronic records of your own, which you can reconcile against the on-line information.
I use an elderly version of Quicken to keep records of all my bank account and credit card transactions - plus investments. Works pretty well.
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On 10/03/2016 21:01, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.net wrote:

If you did that you wouldn't have to waste endless hours trying to work out where your money is!
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