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Baby ISA - The tax efficient way to save towards your child’s secure financial future in 2013.

The Tax Free way to save towards your child’s future

Anyone can pay into a Junior ISA including grandparents, family & friends

Save up to £3840 per tax year

The funds can only be accessed by the child when they reach 18

Wide range of Junior ISAs to choose from

Junior ISAs are a tax free savings accounts for children. They have replaced the old Child Trust Fund and are great for saving up a lump sum of money for your child when they become an adult (18 years old).

With Baby
ISA, the funds are securely locked away and cannot be accessed until the child reaches 18. Once the child reaches 18 they can withdraw the funds or should they decide to keep the funds within the account, it will automatically switch to a regular ISA account and they can continue to enjoy tax free savings on their investment.

Anyone can pay into the account such as friends, grandparents etc and this makes them ideal for Birthdays, Christmas as you can pay in a lump sum should you wish.

There are two different types of ISAs for children. A Children’s Cash ISA and a baby Stocks and Shares ISA. Each eligible child can hold one of each account but the combined investment allowance must not exceed £3840 per tax year.

 

If you are unsure if a Baby ISA is a suitable investment then it is recommend that you speak with an independent financial advisor. You can find an advisor from independent websites such as ThinkIFA.com & Unbiased.co.uk

Latest Junior ISA news & articles

Junior ISA Applications Increase After a Windfall Christmas
Published Friday 1st February 2013
Every January we see a steady increase in the number of Junior ISA applications as more children than ever are using the money they receive for Christmas to start saving for the future. One recent survey suggested that parents alone spent an average of £312 on each child for Christmas 2012. This does not even include.
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Help Your Children Enrich Their Own Future With a Self Select Junior ISA
Published Friday 18th October 2012
When choosing an Individual Savings Account for your children, the benefits of investing in stocks and shares are immediately obvious. Though there is a higher element of risk than with a cash ISA, the potential for greater rates of return are incredibly attractive.

Department for Education Confirm the ‘Junior ISA For Looked After Children’ Scheme
Published Friday 31st August 2012
The department of education has recently announced its confirmation of the ‘Junior Individual Savings Accounts (JISA) for looked after children’ scheme.
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New E-Petition Launched For The Transfer Of CTFs TO Junior ISAs
Published Thursday 30th August 2012
With the hope of helping nearly 6 million children who are currently trapped with under performing Child Trust Funds, Saltydog Investor have launched a new online e-petition
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Junior ISA Regulations

  • Junior ISAs are only available to children who live within the UK and do not hold a Child Trust Fund
  • You can invest up to £3840 (for the tax year 2014/2015) per year tax free
  • Friends, Relatives & Grandparents can all contribute towards Baby ISAs
  • All funds held within Junior ISAs are safely locked away within the account until the child reaches 18
  • Only the parents or legal guardians can open a Children’s ISA on behalf of the child.
  • When the child reaches 18, the account will automatically change to a regular Stocks and Shares ISA and they can continue enjoying tax free savings.
  • Children can have both a cash and stocks & shares Junior ISA (only one of each permitted) but the total annual investment must not exceed £3840 (for the tax year 2014/2015) per year.
  • Unlike the Child Trust Fund, the government will not be contributing towards it.
  • You cannot transfer a Child Trust Funds to Junior ISAs.
     
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