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

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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 Nutmeg

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

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.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA (FTSE 250 Index Tracker Fund)

from HSBC

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 pm
  • Investment Options: The Fund's investment objective is to provide long term capital growth by matching the capital performance of the FTSE 250 Index by investing in companies that make up the index. Capital at risk.

Junior Stocks & Shares ISA (Future World ESG Developed Index Fund)

from Legal & General

Regular Savings
  • Invest From: £25 per month
  • Investment Options: Invests in broad developed stock markets, such as the US, Japan and Europe. 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 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.

Kids ISA

Kids ISAs, also known as Children’s or Junior ISAs are a great tax-efficient way to save for your children’s future. Launched in November 2011 by the Government, they offer easy tax-free savings and investments. 

Each child is able to have one Cash ISA and one Stocks and Shares ISA at any time. Transfers are permitted between cash and stocks and shares Junior ISAs, or to another Junior ISA provider.

Kids ISA rules

  • The child must not already hold a Children's Trust Fund (CTF) account but you are able to transfer in to an ISA from a CTF
  • The child can have both a Junior Cash ISA and a Junior Stocks and Shares ISA in any given tax year, as long as the total amount invested during the year is no more than the annual allowance
  • If the child is under 16 someone with parental responsibility must open the Junior ISA
  • Funds in the account will be owned by the child it is opened for and will be locked in until the child reaches 18, the child assumes full responsibility of the account once their 18
  • Anyone can contribute to a child’s account at any time up to the annual limit
  • All contributions to a Junior ISA are a gift to the young person and cannot be returned to the contributor later if they subsequently change their mind.

Advantages of a Kids ISA

Junior ISAs provide parents, friends and family members with a convenient, tax-efficient way to save for a child's future. An added advantage is that the money saved in a Junior ISA stays tax-free once the child reaches the age of 18.

Who Can Open a Kids ISA?

One ISA can be opened per child and can be opened by anyone with parental responsibility over the 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. The child assumes full responsibility of the money at 18, which could prove problematic if you have a specific savings goal in mind.

What are the Advantages of Kids ISAs?

  • Kids ISAs provide parents, friends and family members with a convenient, tax-efficient way to save for a child's future
  • The money saved in a Kids ISA stays tax-free once the child reaches the age of 18
  • The money is locked away until the child turns 18
  • If you want to save an annual amount for your child that generates over £100 in yearly interest, a Kids ISA ensures that this interest isn't taxed

Overall, Kids ISAs are a sensible way to start saving for your child. The one potential disadvantage being that the child assumes responsibility of the money once they’re 18 which could be a problem if you had something specific in mind for the savings. In which case, a savings account in your name may be a better option.

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.

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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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