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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.

Four years on: why are Junior ISAs so popular?

Introduced in November 2011, 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 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

Win an iPad mini 4 in our prize draw

Open or top-up a Vantage Junior ISA by 1 January 2016 and we'll enter you into a prize draw for the chance to win one of four new iPad minis. Terms apply.

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
Baring Europe Select (Class I GBP) 0.71%
Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth (Class P) 0.74%
Legal & General US Index (Class C) 0.06%
HL Multi-Manager UK Growth 1.42%

View more Junior ISA investment ideas

Open a Junior Stocks & Shares ISA

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Simply open or transfer to the Junior ISA to qualify for your FREE Pedro the Penguin money box (designed by Aardman).

Open an account online in less than 5 minutes

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

Access to super low-cost funds and share dealing

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

Expert Bristol-based helpdesk

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