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Junior ISA

Key features:

  • Tax-efficient savings account for children
  • Anyone can pay in
  • Maximum investment £4,080 this tax year
  • Apply online and open an account with just £10

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits with Wesleyan Bank Limited are protected up to a total of £75,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered.

Please click here for further information or visit the www.fscs.org.uk.

Summary

Give your children a head start in life

We all want to give our children the best possible start in life. That’s why so many parents start saving early for their children’s future, whether it’s to help cover the cost of university, get them onto the property ladder or pay for their first car. With our Junior cash ISA, you and your family and friends can invest up to £4,080 each year on your child’s behalf and pay no tax on the interest.

Junior ISAs at a glance

  • Annual limit - currently £4,080
  • Interest - currently paid gross, with no UK Income or Capital Gains tax
  • Paying in - anyone can pay in, either in a lump sum or monthly payments up to the annual limit. All subscriptions to the account will constitute a gift to the child
  • Withdrawals - you can’t withdraw money from your child’s ISA, except in cases of terminal illness or death of the child, before they reach 18.
    When your child reaches 18 years of age, they take control of their account and only they can withdraw money
  • Until they reach 18 their account will be managed by a ‘Registered Contact’ - i.e. their parent or guardian (you). This can be done by phone or post and we’ll send you a yearly statement
  • Transferring from another ISA – you can transfer from another Childrens ISA into a Wesleyan Bank Junior ISA, either in full or in part

Current Interest Rates information

Ready to save for your child’s future?

Apply online for a Junior cash ISA today, or call us on 0800 358 1122 to find out more. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we’ll call you back.

Further information

What is a Junior ISA?

  • A Junior ISA is a tax-efficient savings account for children under 18 who are eligible for the account
  • HM Treasury sets how much can be invested each tax year (the tax year runs from 6 April one year to 5 April the following year)
  • There is no income tax to pay on any income made from a Junior ISA.
  • Capital gains tax does not have to be paid on any money made from a Junior ISA
  • A child can hold one stocks and shares Junior ISA or one cash Junior ISA or both types at any time
  • A child can have one Junior ISA Manager for their stocks and shares Junior ISA and one for their cash Junior ISA

Who is eligible?

A child is eligible for the Wesleyan Bank Cash Junior ISA if they:

  • are under 18
  • were born on or after 3 January 2011, or born before this date and do not have a Child Trust Fund account

and are either:

  • a resident in the UK for tax purposes; or
  • a UK crown servant, or married to or in a civil partnership with a UK crown servant
Call our team free on 0800 358 1122 Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm, or contact Wesleyan Bank

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