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Junior Investment ISA

Invest up to £9,000 tax free for your child!

Investment ISAs put your capital at risk & you may get back less than you originally invested.

Junior ISAs

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 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 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 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 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.

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.
Ethical ISAs

Socially Responsible Portfolio

from Nutmeg

Allows ISA Transfers
  • Fund Choice: Nutmeg allow you to align your investments with your values. With continuous oversight from the Nutmeg in-house investment team, their SRI portfolios place an emphasis on environmental, social and governance factors. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: Min. £500 single

Compare Junior Investment ISA's

Investing for a child is a very important part of being a parent and doing it in the most efficient way is a sensible idea.

An ISA is a way to invest tax-efficiently. You will be able to invest up to the tax allowance each year for your child. The account can be opened by a parent or guardian and all proceeds are invested on behalf. 

Some Popular Junior ISAs

Hargreaves Lansdown Junior ISA

Features:
  • Opening an account online takes less than five minutes, and you can start from just £25 per month or a £100 lump sum
  • You can view and manage your child’s investments online or using Hargreaves Lansdown's award-winning app, and see all of your family accounts in one place
  • Friends and family can contribute through regular or one-off payments (up to the current £4,368 limit for the 2019/20 tax year)
  • A wealth of expert investment research is available, helping you make the most of this investment in your child’s future
  • Existing Child Trust Funds can be easily transferred into Hargreaves Lansdown Junior ISAs

Fidelity Stocks and Shares Junior ISA

This account allows you to hold your investments in cash. This means if you're concerned about the market's prospects you can shelter your money in cash, then move it quickly and easily to investments when you believe the markets have more potential

Features:
  • View and manage the account online, 24 hours a day with our online Account Management service
  • Once set up, anyone can contribute to a child’s account at any time, up to the annual limit
  • The money is invested and locked away until the child is 18. When the child is 18 it becomes their ISA and they assume full control
  • A full range of investments to choose from

There are two ISA options available for young people:

Junior Cash ISA

This is a safer option than the Stocks and Shares ISA as your capital is not a risk. However, low interest rates means your savings will have limited growth.

Once the child is 18, the child will be able to access the full amount of money.

Junior Stocks & Shares

These ISAs allow you to invest for your child. As long as the child doesn’t already hold a child trust fund, they can be opened by the child’s parent or guardian with the proceeds being invested on behalf of the child. The funds have to be invested for at least 5 years, so if your child is over 13, a Junior Stocks & Shares ISA might not be suitable.

Once the child reaches 18, the plan can be cashed in or transferred to an adult ISA, but the plan cannot be accessed or cashed in before this time.

In these plans your capital is not protected meaning there can be fluctuations in the capital value of the plan, which can vary dependent on the risk category of the funds invested in. This means that there is a risk that the plan may not be worth as much as has been paid in on maturity.

GUIDE TO JUNIOR ISAS

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

Get a FREE Guide to Junior ISAs »

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.

Lifetime ISAs

Save for your first home and retirement

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Junior ISAs

Invest for your child’s future

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Stocks & Shares ISAs

Invest tax-free in stocks and shares 

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Latest News

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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