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from Barclays Smart Investor

ISA Option
Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Trade From (standard trader rate): £3 for funds (or £1 for each automated regular investment)

Why we like it: Use your ISA allowance now. Invest in over 2,000 funds plus Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Investment Trusts, shares and more. If you have £10,000 or more in ISAs or investments held elsewhere and request to transfer them to us by 17 May, you could get £50-£1,000 cashback. T&Cs apply. Capital’s at risk. There are risks associated with transferring in existing ISAs and investments – please see Barclays Smart Investor’s site for details.

Important: The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invest. Tax rules can change, and individual effects may vary.

Junior ISAs

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Fidelity

Regular Savings
  • Investment Options: Over 4,000 investment options, including funds, shares, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds

Why we like it: Fidelity’s guidance service makes it easy to find investment ideas for your child’s savings, plus Fidelity don’t charge a service fee on junior accounts meaning you keep more of your investment for your child. Ongoing fund charges and other fees may apply.

Important: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. The value of tax savings and eligibility to invest in a Junior ISA depend on personal circumstances. All tax rules may change in future. Withdrawals from a Junior ISA will not be possible until the child reaches age 18. This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to an authorised financial adviser.

Junior Stocks and Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Regular Savings
  • Investment Options: Invest from £25 per month or deposits of £100.

Why we like it: Invest for your child from £25 pm tax free. A wide range of top performing funds to choose from. The annual charge for holding investments in a Hargreaves Lansdown Junior ISA is never more than 0.45%. Your dealing and other charges will depend on the investments you choose.

Important: The value of your investments can rise as well as fall. You may get back less than you invested. If you’re unsure, we recommend you ask for independent advice.

Barclays Junior ISA

Barclays don’t currently offer a Junior ISA but they do offer a range of Junior Savings accounts. 

You can find some information on Junior ISAs below.

What is a Junior ISA?

Junior ISAs work in a similar way to adult ISAs by allowing you to save money for your child without paying Income Tax (or Capital Gains Tax) on the interest or returns you receive.

You can open a Junior ISA as long as you’re either the parent or guardian of the child, but the money belongs to the child. This means that you (or any friends and family) can pay money in, up to the annual JISA allowance each tax year, but you won’t be able to make any withdrawals until the child turns 18. Once your child turns 16, they’ll be able to take control of the account and add money to it if they want to, the money then passes fully to the child when they reach 18.

Types of Junior ISA

Just like adult ISAs, there are 2 types of JISA that you could choose to open:

Junior Cash ISA - Junior Cash ISAs work in a similar way to a normal savings account, except that you don’t pay UK Income Tax on the interest your money earns.

Junior Investment ISA - Junior Investment ISAs can offer a potentially higher rate of return on the money as savings are invested in the stock market. And you also won’t pay UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax on any of the returns.

However, it’s important to consider that the value of investments – and so, the amount in the JISA – could go down as well as up.

Why use a Junior ISA?

Recent research suggests that the vast majority of parents with children under 18 believe it's important to save on behalf of their child, but over half of those questioned said they hadn't heard of Junior ISAs. Launched in November 2011, junior ISAs offer each eligible child an annual allowance - just like an adult ISA allowance - which can be put into a cash ISA and a stocks and shares ISA, in whatever proportion the adult opening the account chooses.

Are there any regulations that make a junior ISA different from an adult ISA?

Junior ISAs are quite similar to regular adult ISAs in terms of rules and regulations. It's important to note that the junior ISA limit can be divided between a cash ISA or a stocks and shares ISA in whichever proportion you wish. You can also switch a Junior ISA from a cash ISA to a stocks and shares ISA, and vice versa.


Give your child a great start in life

Junior ISAs are a popular way for family and friends to build up tax-efficient savings and investments for eligible children to help them with the cost of university, provide a deposit for a house or simply give them a great start in life.

This guide explains what a Junior ISA is, the rules and:

  • The age limit for Junior ISAs
  • How much can I invest in a Junior ISA?
  • The tax benefits of investing in a Junior ISA
  • Who can open a Junior ISA

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Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.

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5 Considerations for Your Next Investment ISA

15th March 2021

You've decided to invest your savings into a Stocks and Shares ISA. You'll be using your tax-free ISA allowance for this year before the deadline, while also investing your money for your future. But what do you need to consider before opening an account? We've put together a list of our top five considerations for you to think about before you click "apply". 

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