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Junior Ethical Stocks & Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £100 lump sum
  • Investment Options: Nutmeg offer a socially responsible junior investment ISA which places emphasis on environmental and social and governance factors. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Interactive Investor

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: Choose from more than 40,000 UK and global investment options for your child's ISA. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Wealthify

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £1
  • Investment Options: Choose from one of five investment styles based on risk, and a team of experts build your child’s Junior ISA, choosing which investments to buy and managing them on your behalf

Junior Sustainable Stocks & Shares ISA

from Shepherds

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £10 pm
  • Investment Options: The fund aims to invest in sustainable companies that offer long-term growth, while making a positive difference to the world your child grows up in. Capital at risk.
See Deal When you make your first payment into a Junior ISA or Sustainable Junior ISA, Shepherds will send you a Love2shop voucher code worth up to £50.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Scottish Friendly

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £10 pm
  • Investment Options: A selection of 9 funds so you can tailor your child's investment. Capital at risk.
See Deal When you take out a My Select (Junior ISA) Scottish Friendly will pay £50 into the Junior ISA for your child.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Best Invest

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: No Minimum
  • Investment Options: Choose your own investments, invest with help from an adviser or let the experts take care of it all for you. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Hargreaves Lansdown

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: Invest in over 3,000 funds, UK and overseas shares, investment trusts and ETFs. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from AJ Bell

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: AJ Bell offer a wide range of investments including shares, funds, investment trusts and ETFs (exchange traded funds). Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Nutmeg

  • Investment Options: Invest in one of four expertly designed portfolios depending on your investment style. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Shepherds

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £10 pm
  • Investment Options: Is an insurance based Junior ISA which invests in stocks and shares via a With-Profits pooled fund. Capital at risk.
See Deal When you make your first payment into a Junior ISA or Sustainable Junior ISA, Shepherds will send you a Love2shop voucher code worth up to £50.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

from Beanstalk

  • Invest From: £10
  • Investment Options: Choose from two funds: a cash fund that aims to provide returns in line with money market rates and a shares fund that aims to track the performance of global stock markets.

Halifax Junior ISA

What is a Junior ISA?

They are an initiative by the government to encourage and help parents to save for their children’s futures. It was launched in 2011 and both tax-free savings and investment ISAs are available.
You’re able to have one of each type of ISA per child and transfers are permitted between the two or to a new provider, much like adult ISAs.

Halifax Junior ISA Review

Halifax is a British bank operating as a trading division of Bank of Scotland, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group.

This is a Junior Cash ISA so your savings aren’t going to decrease and you’re guaranteed some sort of interest. Junior Investment ISAs carry more risk but may provide better returns.

Features:

  1. High variable interest rate
  2. Interest paid annually on the 5th April
  3. Long term tax-free savings account for under-18s
  4. Deposits can be made by anyone
  5. Opening balance of £1

Useful to Know

  1. If you already hold a Child Trust Fund you can only apply for the Junior ISA in branch
  2. The account must be opened by and adult with parental responsibility if the child is under 16
  3. You can’t view the account on your online banking profile
  4. Withdrawals are not permitted until the child reaches the age of 18

Who Can Open a Junior ISA?

ISAs can be opened by anyone who has parental responsibility for an eligible child. Management of the ISA passes to the child when they turn 16. However, funds remain inaccessible until the child turns 18, after which they can either withdraw the funds, or have their account roll over into an adult ISA. 

It’s worth taking in to account that you no longer have any control over the money once they child receives it and therefore, if you have a specific savings goal for the money in mind then it may be best to open a savings account in your name.

What are the rules surrounding Junior ISAs?

Junior ISAs operate on a similar principle to regular adult ISAs. It's permissible to switch providers, but only one of each type of Junior ISA can be held by each child at a time. Unlike Child Trust Funds, Junior ISAs don't involve any Government contribution. 

Each year there is a Junior ISA allowance. This allowance can either be put into a Junior cash ISA or divided between a Junior Stocks and Shares ISA and a junior cash ISA in whatever proportion you wish. The money will automatically pass to the child when it reaches 18 but no withdrawals are permitted before then.

What are the advantages of junior ISAs?

  1. Junior ISAs provide parents, friends and family members with a convenient, tax-efficient way to save for a child's future
  2. The money saved in a junior ISA stays tax-free once the child reaches the age of 18
  3. The money is locked away until the child turns 18
  4. If you want to save an annual amount for your child that generates over £100 in yearly interest, a junior ISA ensures that this interest isn't taxed
Sam Hodgson
Edited by Sam Hodgson - ISA.co.uk
Important Risk Information:

Important: Investments can go down in value as well as up, so your child could get back less than you invest. The information on this page isn't personal advice - if you’re not sure if an investment is right for you or your child, please ask for advice. ISA tax rules can change and their benefits depend on individual circumstances.