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Open a Junior ISA

Junior ISA application

Filling in the application takes about 10 minutes.

As this will be the first time you’ve paid into your Lifetime ISA in the current tax year, you’ll have to confirm that you agree to the Lifetime ISA declarations. It shouldn’t take any longer than 5 minutes.

This won’t impact your existing account – any contributions to this year’s Lifetime ISA will appear as normal.

Before opening an account, you should be:

  • Comfortable choosing your own investments on behalf of your child
  • Confident making long-term investment decisions
  • Free from significant debt (other than a mortgage)
  • Clear on our charges and the tax benefits of a Junior ISA
  • Over the age of 18
  • Applying on behalf of a child under the age of 18 as someone with parental responsibility for that child
  • Applying on behalf of a child who is UK resident for tax purposes

If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please ask us about financial advice. There’s no personal advice on our website.

To apply online you must be a UK resident, if you are not resident in the UK please contact us for more information.

What you need to know

  • Investments can go up and down in value so your child could get back less than is put in.
  • Tax rules for Junior ISAs can change, and their benefits depend on your and your child's circumstances.
  • Once money is in the HL Junior ISA, the money can’t usually be taken out until the child’s 18th birthday.

What you need to have to hand

  • Your National Insurance number, and your child’s if they have one.
  • Your debit card details, if you’d like to open a Junior ISA with a lump sum. The minimum amount is £100.
  • Your bank details, if you’d like to set up a Direct Debit. The minimum monthly amount is £25.

By opening a Junior ISA, you agree to our terms, so please make sure you’ve read and understood our: , Terms and Conditions with Tariff of Charges (PDF), Key Features (PDF) and the risks. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Open a Junior ISA by phone

Call us on 0117 980 9950

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Open a Junior ISA by post

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Transfer to a Junior ISA

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