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Guide to Junior ISAs

GUIDE TO JUNIOR ISAS

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 is not personalised advice, but explains:

  • How to start a Junior ISA and how they work
  • The tax benefits of investing in a Junior ISA
  • How to maximise your child's investments and avoid common mistakes
  • Which investments to consider - shares, funds and asset allocation are all covered
  • How to transfer a Child Trust Fund to a Junior ISA

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    This guide is not personalised advice. Please remember tax rules can change and the value of the tax benefits will depend on your child's circumstances. Money in a Junior ISA cannot be accessed before the child's 18th birthday. The value of investments can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest.

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    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?

    Plus: How to transfer a Child Trust Fund to a Junior ISA

    This guide is not personalised advice. Please remember tax rules can change and the value of the tax benefits will depend on your child's circumstances. Money in a Junior ISA cannot be accessed before the child's 18th birthday. The value of investments can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest.