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Saving for Children Guide


Where can I find more information?

On investment trusts

Product brochures containing more information on the different ways to invest for a child can be obtained from investment trust management companies. These brochures will contain more information on the product features as well as the risks involved. You can also look at investment trust performance tables and see other information about investment trusts at Trustnet:

To see daily share prices, go to the London Stock Exchange’s website:

On children’s investments

For Government information about who provides Child Trust Fund accounts and a helpful calculator to see how your contributions might roll up over 18 years, see the Child Trust Fund website:, or call the Child Trust Fund helpline on 0845 302 1470.

For investment advice

It may be worth taking independent financial advice before investing in investment trusts from a stockbroker or an independent financial adviser. More details of how to find an adviser can be found at Trustnet's Find an IFA facility.

On savings accounts

For comparison tables on savings accounts and other investments, see the Moneyfacts website:

On tax

For information on tax thresholds and exemptions, see the website of the UK Government: Money, Tax & Benefits section.

On setting up a trust
If you want more information about setting up a trust to hold investments for your children or wish to find a professional specialising in trusts, contact the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Worldwide: or 020 7838 4890.

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