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Junior Cash ISA

If you like the idea of building up a tax-free^ nest egg for your child's future, our Junior Cash ISA could be just what you're looking for.
  • Would you like to make the most of tax-free^ savings for your child?
  • Are you looking for a variable rate of interest?
  • Do you want to save for your child's future?
3.25%
Tax-free^ p.a./AER* variable

Account summary

Our Junior Cash ISA is a great way of saving tax-free^, for children under the age of 18, and you can invest from £1 up to £4,080 in the 2016/2017 tax year.

The limit can be divided between a junior cash ISA and a junior stocks and shares ISA.

  • Anyone can pay money into a Junior Cash ISA - parents, grandparents, other family members and friends
  • Earn a great variable rate of 3.25% tax-free^ p.a./AER*
  • Although all the money saved in the Junior Cash ISA belongs to the child, there is no access to the money until the child reaches 18 years of age
  • Interest is paid annually to the account on 30 September and finally when the child reaches 18

A Junior Cash ISA can be opened for any child under the age of 18, as long as they do not already have a Junior Cash ISA with another provider. The child must also be a UK resident. If the child has Child Trust Fund savings, these can be transferred to a junior ISA.

Please read the Junior Cash ISA leaflet (PDF 381KB) Opens in a new window for further information about opening the account for a child

Account Summary - Junior Cash ISA (1)

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The Financial Conduct Authority is a financial services regulator. It requires us, the Coventry, to give you this important information to help you decide whether our Junior Cash ISA is right for your child. You should read this document carefully so that you understand what you're buying, and then keep it safe for future reference.

Junior Cash ISA is a longer-term, tax-free, no-access account to help you save for your child's future, with a competitive variable interest rate.



Summary Box

Account name

Junior Cash ISA (1) 

What is the interest rate?

Effective from 23rd September 2016
 
Annual Interest
Monthly Interest
Balance
Tax-free p.a./AER*.
AER*
Tax-free p.a.
  £0 plus
  3.25%
  N/A
  N/A
 

We calculate the interest daily and add it to the account annually, at the end of 30 September.

Can Coventry Building Society change the interest rate?

The interest rate is variable so we can increase or decrease the rate at any time.
For more details about why we may change the rate, and how and when we'll let you know about a change, see section 11 in our General Investment Terms and Conditions.
 

What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?

£1,032.50
This would be the balance after 12 months if £1,000 was paid in on 1 October, all interest is paid back into the account, there was no change to the interest rate and then no more money was paid in during that year.
This illustration is just an example to help you compare accounts. It does not take into account any individual circumstances.
 

How do I open and manage my account?

How to open and manage
- By post
- Order a pack by telephone
- Order a pack online
- At any branch
- Junior Cash ISAs are for children under the age of 18 and resident in the UK
How to pay in
- By cash or cheque at a branch
- Post us a cheque
- Transfer funds from another Coventry account or another UK bank or building society
- By ISA transfer - you may transfer in junior ISA savings or Child Trust Fund savings held with another provider
The minimum balance is £1
You may pay in up to the child's annual junior ISA allowance each tax year depending on any money you may have already paid into a stocks and shares ISA for the child. For 2016/2017 tax year, the allowance is £4,080
 

Can I withdraw money?

This is a no access account. The child can only access the money when they reach 18.
However, you may complete an ISA transfer to another junior ISA provider anytime. If you decide to transfer out, you must transfer the entire balance.
What happens when the child reaches 18?
We'll convert the account on the child's 18th birthday. The account will become a cash ISA (variable interest rate, easy access) in the child's sole name and they'll be able to access their money and/or continue saving if they wish. We'll send a reminder nearer the time.
 

Additional Information

Interest on ISAs is paid tax-free, that is gross with no tax deducted. ISAs are a savings scheme initiated by the Government and are subject to change by them. For example the favourable tax treatment may not be maintained.
*AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year
 
 

For full details, please see the Specific Terms for Junior Cash ISA (1) and our General Investment Terms and Conditions.Important information

- Junior Cash ISAs must be opened for a child by a `Registered Contact'. This must be an adult with parental responsibility for the child who will manage the account and receive all correspondence.

- If the child is 16 or 17, they can open a Junior cash ISA on their own.

- All the money in the account belongs solely to the child.

- Anyone can pay into the Junior Cash ISA for the child

- You can find out more about our children's accounts in the Children's Account Opening Guide. For a copy, ask at any branch, call us on 0800 121 8899, or download it from our website: thecoventry.co.uk/childrens-guide

Child Trust Funds

You may transfer in Child Trust Fund savings and junior ISA savings held with another provider. Contact us to find out more.

If you change your mind

You have a 14 day cancellation period after you make your first payment into a Junior Cash ISA. If you wish, you may change your mind and close the ISA within 14 days and it will be treated as if you never opened the ISA so you'd be able to open and pay into another junior cash ISA this tax year

To do this ask us at any branch, call us on 0800 121 8899 or write to us at: Head Office, Economic House, PO Box 9, High Street, Coventry, CV1 5QN.

Not sure what to do?

We're keen to help you make the right choice for you and your child - have a chat with our specialists at any branch or by calling 0800 121 8899. You can also find more information on our website: thecoventry.co.uk

If you're not happy with our service

Please let us know. We sort out most problems fairly and quickly. If you're still not satisfied when we've finished our complaints procedure, you can take your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. For more information about the Ombudsman Service, visit their website: financial-ombudsman.org.uk

Your savings are protected

Since 1884, we've been a strong, reliable and stable organisation to save with. Your eligible deposits with Coventry Building Society 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 £75,000 limit are unlikely to be covered. Ask us for more information or visit the FSCS website: fscs.org.uk

Coventry Building Society. Registered Office: Economic House, PO Box 9, High Street, Coventry CV1 5QN

How it works

Managing the account

Once you have opened a Junior Cash ISA, you can pay money in whenever you like up to the annual maximum investment limit. Plus we'll send you an annual statement so you can watch your child's savings grow.

If you would like to talk to us about the account, give us a call or pop into a branch.

Paying money in

Anyone can pay money into a Junior Cash ISA - parents, grandparents or other family members and friends. These payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Cash or cheque in branch
  • Cheque in the post
  • Arrange an electronic payment from your bank or building society account, or set up a standing order to make regular deposits
  • Transfer money from another Coventry account
  • We will also accept transfers of Junior ISAs held with another ISA provider, subject to Junior ISA regulations

Withdrawals

There is no access to any of the money invested in a Junior Cash ISA until the child reaches 18 years of age. All funds saved into the account belong solely to the child and they can only make a withdrawal from the age of 18 onwards
Funds held in the Junior Cash ISA may be transferred to another ISA provider, subject to Junior ISA regulations

Interest

Interest is paid annually on 30 September and is added to the account. When the child reaches 18 the final interest payment will be credited and the account will then be transferred into an adult cash ISA

How to apply

You have a choice of ways to apply for this account:


Request an application pack

Give us your details and we'll send you all the information you need in the next post, along with an application form.

Give us a call

Our friendly team are waiting for your call - simply get in touch on 0800 121 8899.

Pop into branch

We're always happy to see you face-to-face and take you through the application process - simply pop into your nearest branch.

Opening guide

The Junior Cash ISA can be opened for any child under the age of 18, as long as they do not already have a Junior Cash ISA with another provider. The child must also be a UK resident. If the child has Child Trust Fund savings, these can be transferred to a junior ISA.

Children under the age of 16 will need an adult with parental responsibility for them (known as the Registered Contact) to open and manage the account on their behalf. If the child is 16 years of age or older (up to the day before their 18th birthday) they can open a Junior Cash ISA in their own name, without an adult being named on their account.

Registered Contact

A Registered Contact is a parent, or someone who has been given parental responsibility for the child. It could also be the child themselves, if they are 16 years of age or over and opening the account in their sole name. The Registered Contact must be a UK resident.
The Registered Contact has responsibility for opening and managing the Junior Cash ISA and will receive all correspondence, until the child reaches their 18th birthday. However, once the child reaches 16 years of age, he or she can ask for the Registered Contact to be removed from the account, meaning the child would then have sole responsibility for managing their Junior Cash ISA.

Child under 16

  • A Junior Cash ISA must be opened by the 'Registered Contact'. This is someone with parental responsibility for the child
  • The Registered Contact will need to complete the application form and sign the declaration
  • The application form will also include the child's details

Child aged between 16 and 18

  • A Junior Cash ISA can be opened in the child's own name if they wish
  • They will need to complete the application form, include their National Insurance number and then sign the declaration
  • Where the child is aged 16 or over, they can choose to have an adult with parental responsibility named on the account. The adult will need to complete and sign the application form and sign the declaration

Returning the application form to us

Once the application has been fully completed please return it to us together with a cheque for the opening deposit. Please make any cheques payable to the child, do not make cheques payable to the Society.

We will carry out an electronic check to confirm the identity of the Registered Contact. If we require identification (ID), details will be included in the application pack. The ID documents we will need to see for the child will normally be their birth certificate and medical card.

Once the account is open, we'll then post a welcome pack confirming the Junior Cash ISA details.


*AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year.

^Interest on ISAs is paid tax-free, that is without tax deducted.
Junior ISAs are a savings scheme initiated by the Government and are subject to change by them. For example, the favourable tax treatment may not be maintained.

Coventry Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (firm reference number 150892 www.fca.org.uk Opens new website in another window). This site is intended for UK residents only. Coventry Building Society. Registered Office: Economic House, PO Box 9, High Street, Coventry CV1 5QN.

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