About investing in this Junior ISA
- A My Choice policy within a Scottish Friendly Junior ISA is a medium to long-term investment of at least 5 years and ideally 10.
- As with all investments, it's important to be aware that the value can go down as well as up, so your grandchild could get back less than you've paid in.
- Money in a My Choice policy within a Scottish Friendly Junior ISA belongs to your grandchild. They can only withdraw it when they reach 18.
- Once set up, your money is invested in an investment policy. This sits within their Junior ISA, which initially invests in the Unitised With-Profits fund. Thereafter the parent or guardian can switch funds at any time.
- All correspondence about the Junior ISA is provided to the parent / guardian.
About tax and Junior ISAs
- Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances. Tax law may change in the future.
- Tax-free means the policy grows free of income or capital gains tax (other than tax that's already paid i.e. on dividends from UK shares).
- There are two different types of Junior ISA - Investment Junior ISA and Cash Junior ISA - and your grandchild can only have one of each.
- The current Junior ISA limit is £9,000 and this is the total anyone can invest across both types of Junior ISA for your grandchild in each year.
Not sure about the different types of Junior ISAs? Our Friendly guide might help: