A Junior Stocks and Shares ISA is a way of investing for your children in a tax-efficient fund, where you can invest up to £4,128 for the 2017/18 tax year. The funds in the account are in the name of your child and belong to your child but they won’t be able to withdraw any funds until they reach the age of 18. When they reach 18 years of age the Junior Stocks and Shares ISA will convert to an adult ISA, with the child being the owner. At this point they will be able t do whatever they like with the money.
The Natwest Junior ISA is open to children under the age of 16. However, if your child already holds a Child Trust Fund, they can't also open a Junior ISA, but the Child Trust Fund can be transferred to a Junior ISA by following the standard transfer procedure.
It’s important to note that Junior ISA investments are linked to shares so the value of the account could fall as well as rise, and your child may get back less than has been invested.
However, Junior Stocks and Shares ISAs are tax efficient and there is no capital gains tax and no UK income tax to pay on the income on investments within a Junior ISA and it is possible to make gain higher returns than with a standard Cash ISA.
There are two ways to setup a Junior Stocks and Shares ISA with NatWest:
This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.
Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.
28th February 2020
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