Hargreaves Lansdown
Junior ISA
FREE Pedro the Penguin
money box
(with up to
£1,000 hidden inside) when
you open or transfer to the
Junior ISA. Terms apply*
Important information - please remember that the value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. If you are unsure of the suitability of your investment please seek advice. Tax rules can change and the value of any benefits depends on individual circumstances.

Easy to manage, tax-efficient investing for your child

Junior ISAs have quickly become a popular way for family and friends to build up tax-efficient savings and investments to help with the cost of university, provide a deposit for a house or simply give eligible children a great start in life.

  • Same tax benefits as an adult ISA - no capital gains tax, and no further tax to pay on income
  • Anyone can contribute - useful for birthday and Christmas gifts
  • Withdrawals possible from age 18
  • Automatically converts to an adult ISA at age 18
  • Open with a lump sum from £100 to £4,080 or start a monthly direct debit from just £25 per month

Who is eligible?

All children resident in the UK are eligible for a Junior ISA.

However, children born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011 will need to transfer their Child Trust Fund to a Junior ISA in order to open the account.

Find out more about Child Trust Fund to Junior ISA transfers

Choosing and looking after your child's investments

From our Wealth 150, to our master portfolios and latest investment ideas, there are a variety of different tools to assist you when choosing your child's investments.

Our highly regarded research team offer free research and comment on a broad range of different funds to help you make better investment decisions and look after your child's investment portfolio.

Our latest investment ideas

Fund name OCF/TER after HL saving
HL Multi-Manager Special Situations Trust 1.50%
Man GLG Japan CoreAlpha (Professional) 0.86%
Legal & General US Index (Class C) 0.06%
TM Sanditon UK 0.60%

View more Junior ISA investment ideas

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*Pedro offer terms

Open or transfer to the Vantage Junior ISA between 27 July and 15 September and you will receive a free Pedro the Penguin money box. You will also be entered into our prize draw to win an additional money box which will include a cheque for up to £1,000 inside. One Pedro will contain a cheque for £1,000, 10 will contain a cheque for £100 and 100 will contain a cheque for £10. The draw will be made and the winners notified in October 2015. The money box will differ from any illustrations shown. No purchase necessary for the prize draw and top ups of existing Junior ISA accounts are excluded from the offer. The FCA does not regulate the Prize Draw and no HL employees or their relatives may enter. This offer is only available to UK residents.

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Choose from a wide range of funds, shares, ETFs and more

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Manage your account online or using our free mobile and tablet apps

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Have any questions?

Customer service is fantastic. It is easy to find the number to call and I know I will speak to an intelligent informed person who can help me.

Mr Pym - client for 5 years

You make it easy to choose and manage my investments so that I can use my own judgement in order to grow my family's portfolio to help provide for us all in the future.

Dr Clark - client for 5 years

All my investments are managed in one place, with the relevant information at hand and easy to locate.

Mr Jones - client for 14 years

Your web service is fantastic, I particularly enjoyed being able to easily link the Junior ISA to my main account.

Mr Rolleston - client for 11 years