Child - Tax Exempt Savings Plans
(Without Life Cover)


Whether you’re looking to start putting aside a regular amount for your kids, your grandchildren or for family friends, our Tax Exempt Savings Plan is a great way to start saving for their future. It’s a plan that’s unique to friendly societies like ours - and this version comes without the life assurance that’s often offered with this kind of plan.

Get into the saving habit


With our Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan you’re committed to paying in the same amount every month - meaning that you can build the child’s savings gradually over time. You can invest anything from £10 up to a maximum of £25 a month - if you want to invest more, then our Standard Savings Plan might be better for you.

A guaranteed return


When you take out your policy we’ll tell you the absolute minimum the child will get when the plan matures (as long as you’ve kept up all of your contributions of course). This is called your sum assured. We also give regular bonuses every year and add them to the value of your policy. This can never be taken away – and you may also get a final bonus at the end of your term. The level of bonus added each year is not guaranteed and can change.

Tax exempt


Only friendly societies are able to offer these kind of plans thanks to a unique government tax break. When the policy matures none of the money the child receives will be taxed. It's free of income and capital gains tax. The fund that the money is invested in also exempt of UK taxes.

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Your child’s money will be invested in the Healthy Investment Ethical With-profits Fund which includes a mix of different assets - all actively managed to maximise the potential for growth while carefully managing any risk.
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Choose how long you want to save for - anything from 15 years to 25 years. It’s the perfect way to plan for a big event that’s coming up in the future, whether it’s university, a gap year or even their first home.

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Put a modest amount away, every month, for a child’s future. You’ll be growing their funds gradually, safe in the knowledge that they won’t be paying tax on the money the fund as made.
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Due to the tax advantages of investing in a friendly society Tax Exempt Savings Plan you can invest up to £25 per month.


Important Points


Any UK resident can invest in a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) providing the plan matures before they are 70.

You might consider this plan if you already have savings in a bank or building society and you are now looking to put some money in to an investment which has some risk but potentially higher returns and the proceeds of which are paid tax free

Save from as little as £10 per month or a maximum of £25 per month (or £270 per year).

You can have their Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) mature on a specific date, or simply select a term between 15-25 years, providing it matures on or after their 16th birthday.

Depending on the term you choose you should see this as a medium or long term investment.

If the Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) is in the child’s name then the proceeds will be paid to them.

Although the Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) grows through bonuses, bonus rates are not guaranteed and in exceptional circumstances could be nil.

If your circumstances change and you are unable to continue the payments they may receive back less than you have invested and in the first year they are unlikely to receive back anything.

Inflation will reduce what the proceeds of the policy will be able to buy in the future.

Tax rules can change at any time.

If you have any doubt whether this Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) is right for them, you should seek financial advice.

If you decide to invest in a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover), you will be investing into our Ethical With-profits Fund, which includes a mix of stocks and shares, fixed interest bonds, commercial property and cash deposits. The mix of assets held changes over time.

Our With-profits Fund does not knowingly invest directly in companies in the alcohol, tobacco and arms industries and gambling and pornography providers.

The Society aims to provide a consistent return by smoothing the investment return to avoid volatile fluctuations in the value of your investment. Smoothing may not protect you against long term or sustained falls in the value of investments.

For further information on our Ethical With-profits Fund please click here.

Reversionary bonus
A reversionary bonus is an annual bonus, which once added to your Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover), can never be taken away, providing all future premiums are paid.

It’s expressed as a percent of your guaranteed sum assured so it cannot be compared to a rate of interest.

Below are previous reversionary bonus rates we’ve applied to our Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover):
2016 – 1.25%
2015 – 1.25%
2014 – 2.00%

The level of bonus depends on investment performance, our expenses and our solvency margin over the previous year as well as the Board’s expectations of future performance. The level of bonus also reflects the capital and bonus guarantees. The rate of bonus can change every year and could in exceptional circumstances be nil.

All reversionary bonus rates are net of charges. The bonus rate declared is the bonus rate you receive.

Interim bonuses
Unlike declared reversionary bonus rates, which can never be changed, interim bonus rates can be increased or reduced by the Board at any point during the year. The current interim bonus rates are based on a prudent view of future investment performance, solvency and expenses over the year. Interim bonus is paid on policies paid out within the year on both full withdrawal and death.

For our current interim bonus rates please contact our office.

Terminal bonuses
A terminal bonus is an additional final bonus which may also be added on maturity or in the event of the death of the investor. The rate of final bonus can be changed at any time or can be withdrawn altogether.

No life cover
The Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) does not include life cover.

If you would like a Tax Exempt Savings Plan with life cover, please click here.

If anything were to happen to the child during the term of their policy, and the premiums were paid up to date, we would pay either the surrender value, or all the premiums paid to date plus interest, whichever value is higher.

The sum assured they receive when you take out a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) is the absolute minimum the child is guaranteed to receive at the end of the chosen term, providing all the premiums have been paid.

Every year we try to add a bonus to their Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover) to increase the guaranteed amount they will receive on maturity. The bonuses are calculated from the original sum assured as a percentage the Board have decided. Once a bonus has been declared and added to the policy it can never be taken away.

Bonus rates can change every year and could in exceptional circumstances be nil. They depend on investment performance and other factors.

When their policy matures they may also receive a terminal bonus to further increase their maturity amount. The terminal bonus isn’t guaranteed and can be increased, decreased or removed altogether at any time.

The level of bonus depends on investment performance, our expenses and our solvency margin over the previous year as well as the Board’s expectations of future performance.

The Key Information Document includes examples of what you might receive back based on different investment scenarios. It also helps you understand the nature, risks, costs, potential gains and losses of this product and to help you compare it with other products.

Download our latest Key Information Document for our Tax Exempt Savings Plan (without life cover).

Important Documents


 

Standard Savings Plan

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Tax Exempt Savings Plan

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