Child - Tax Exempt Savings Plans
There’s so much for our kids to look forward to – and so it’s also never too early to start saving for those big expenses, such as university, a gap year trip abroad, or even a first home of their own. Our Tax Exempt Savings Plan is unique to friendly societies like ours and allows you to take advantage of an extra government tax break by saving on a regular basis - helping you to build a really useful cash sum for your children.
Get into the saving habit
With our Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan you’re committed to paying in the same amount every month - which means 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 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 the policy. These can never be taken away - and the child may also get a final bonus at the end of the plan’s term. The level of bonus added each year is not guaranteed and can change.
A tax exempt pay out
This plan includes life cover, meaning that if the child dies before the plan ends then their estate will receive the guaranteed sum plus bonuses (if all contributions are up to date). You won’t have to answer any medical questions.
Choose how long you want to save for - anything from 10 years to 25 years. It’s the perfect way to save for a special birthday or starting university.
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 has made.
Any UK resident can invest in a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan providing the plan matures before they are 65.
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 for a child which includes life cover, 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 mature on a specific date, or simply select a term between 10-25 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 is in the child’s name then the proceeds will be paid to them.
Although the Tax Exempt Savings Plan 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 is right for them, you should seek financial advice.
If you decide to save in a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan, 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 Ethical 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.
A reversionary bonus is an annual bonus, which once added to your Tax Exempt Savings Plan, 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 a rate of interest.
These are the reversionary bonus rates we’ve previously applied to our Tax Exempt Savings Plan:
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.
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.
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.
Life cover without any medical questions
The Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan includes life cover throughout the term of the term of the policy.
If you would like a Tax Exempt Savings Plan with life cover, please click here.
The life cover consists of the original guaranteed sum assured (this is based on the amount you choose to save and over the chosen term) plus any bonuses already added to your policy.
We do not ask any medical questions when you choose to take out a Tax Exempt Savings Plan for them. The life cover will start on receipt of your first premium we receive.
The agreed sum assured they receive when you take out a Healthy Investment Tax Exempt Savings Plan 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 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 they 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.
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