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LLOYDS BANK ISA ACCOUNTSJunior Cash ISA

A long-term, tax-free savings account. A great way for children under 18 to lock some savings away.

Please read the summary box before applying

At a glance

Who this ISA is for

How it works

How to open the ISA

It's great for children who are happy to have their savings put away until they reach 18.

The child must be resident in the UK and must not already have a Junior Cash ISA.

They can't have both a Child Trust Fund and a Junior Cash ISA. If they have a Child Trust Fund and want this account, they would need to transfer the Child Trust Fund to a Junior Cash ISA in a branch.

  • Get 2.50% tax free/AER variable interest.
  • You can manage the account and view its balance in branch.
  • Save up to £4,368 this tax year. This is the limit across all of the child's ISAs for the tax year.
  • Payments are gifts to the child and can’t be returned.
  • The child can't take money out until they turn 18. It can only be closed early in special circumstances which you can see in the terms and conditions (PDF).
  • If you’re 16 or 17 you can open this account yourself online or in branch.
  • You can open the account for a child under 16 if you are 16 or over, resident in the UK and have parental responsibility for them. You can open the account online if you live at the same address as them. If you don’t, you can apply in branch.
  • Open with just £1.
  • You can transfer a Junior ISA or Child Trust Fund in branch.

It's great for children who are happy to have their savings put away until they reach 18.

The child must be resident in the UK and must not already have a Junior Cash ISA.

They can't have both a Child Trust Fund and a Junior Cash ISA. If they have a Child Trust Fund and want this account, they would need to transfer the Child Trust Fund to a Junior Cash ISA in a branch.

How it works

  • Get 2.50% tax free/AER variable interest.
  • You can manage the account and view its balance in branch.
  • Save up to £4,368 this tax year. This is the limit across all of the child's ISAs for the tax year.
  • Payments are gifts to the child and can’t be returned.
  • The child can't take money out until they turn 18. It can only be closed early in special circumstances which you can see in the terms and conditions (PDF).

How to open the ISA

  • If you’re 16 or 17 you can open this account yourself online or in branch.
  • You can open the account for a child under 16 if you are 16 or over, resident in the UK and have parental responsibility for them. You can open the account online if you live at the same address as them. If you don’t, you can apply in branch.
  • Open with just £1.
  • You can transfer a Junior ISA or Child Trust Fund in branch.

Summary box for Junior Cash ISA

1. What is the interest rate?

Your balance Annual interest
Tax free AER
£1+ 2.50% 2.50%

It's a variable interest rate. It will be paid after each year on 31 March.


2. Can Lloyds Bank change the interest rate?

Yes.
As this account pays a variable rate of interest it can change over time. We’ll always let you know of any planned changes to the rate. Our terms and conditions (PDF) explain when and how we do this. For example we might review the interest rate if the Bank of England base rate changes.


3. What might the future balance be?

Below is an example of what the future balance might be, after interest has been paid:

Initial deposit Tax free rate Balance at 12 months
£1000.00 2.50% £1025.00

This example assumes that:

  • You don’t withdraw any money.
  • The interest rate stays the same.
  • You make your first deposit payment on the day you open the account.
  • No more money is added.

4. How do I open and manage my account?

Who this account is for

  • Children under 18 who are resident in the UK.
  • They must not already have a Junior Cash ISA, as they can only hold one. They also can't open one if they have a Child Trust Fund, unless they transfer it to a Junior Cash ISA in branch.
  • They need to be happy for their savings to be locked away until they turn 18.

Opening this account for a child under 16

  • You must be 16 or over, resident in the UK, and have parental responsibility for the child.
  • If you live at the same address as the child, you can open the account online. If not, you can apply in branch.
  • You can transfer a junior ISA to this account in branch.
  • You can open this account from £1.

Opening this account if you're aged 16-17

  • You can open an account for yourself online or in branch. You need to be resident in the UK and have a national insurance number.
  • You can transfer a junior ISA to this account in branch.
  • You can open this account from £1.

Managing this account

  • ISAs for children have a limit this tax year of £4,368 for new contributions in a tax year. This can be paid into a Junior Cash ISA, a Junior Stocks and Shares ISA, or any combination of the two.
  • You can manage the account and view its balance in branch.

5. Can I withdraw money from this account?

No
You can't take money out until the child turns 18.

You can't close it early, except in special circumstances which you can see in the terms and conditions (PDF).

When the child reaches 18 the account matures to an adult cash ISA where they can continue to save tax free.


6. Additional information

Savings terms explained

Tax free means you will not pay income tax on your interest.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. Whenever you see an advert for a savings account which shows an interest rate, you will see the AER. This means you can use the AER to compare accounts. It shows what the interest rate would be if your interest was paid and compounded once each year.

For more definitions, view our glossary.


Open a Junior Cash ISA

To set up an account online you’ll need to be 16 or over and resident in the UK.

You should read the summary box and the terms and conditions (PDF) before you apply.

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