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The gift of saving

Probably one of the most important and wonderful gifts you can offer to a child you love.

At Shepherds Friendly we have almost 200 years experience helping families look after their finances. During that time we've learned that developing the savings habit from the earliest possible age is one of the most important lessons we can give our children. That's why we've maintained a solid commitment to helping parents and grandparents give a child they love the "gift of saving", by providing savings plans that can give them a real head start in life and help with making their dreams come true.

Reasons why some of our members have started the gift of saving

First home

To help with their first home

First car

To help with their first car

Wedding day

To help with their wedding day

University fees

To help with their university fees

How can I start the gift of saving journey?

Beginning the gift of saving journey with Shepherds Friendly is really simple; when you open a child savings plan with Shepherds Friendly you not only have an ideal opportunity to put money aside on a regular basis and to add to this on special occasions such as Christmas and birthdays, but you're also demonstrating to the child the benefit and value of saving for a brighter future.

To help you offer a child you love the "gift of saving" we provide a number of specific child savings that allow parents, grandparents and other family members to save tax-efficiently and build a valuable lump sum. A sum that can make such a difference as the child grows or when they reach the age of 18 and set out on a course at university or take their first steps in the world of work.

Our plans offer a level of tax-efficiency very rarely available with the alternative bank or building society child savings accounts. Meaning your money does in fact grow more quickly.

Our child savings plans include:

Junior ISA

Junior ISA

Junior ISA

Our Junior ISA offers you tax-efficient saving for your children from £10 per month. Available to any child in the UK aged under 18 who does not already have a Child Trust Fund.

Young Saver Plan

Young Saver

Young Saver Plan

Available to parents, grandparents and other family members, our Young Saver Plan offers tax-efficient saving from just £7.50 a month.

Junior Money Maker

Junior Money Maker

Junior Money Maker

A chance for parents, grandparents and other family members to open a savings account for a child you love, with a range of unique benefits.

Our Latest News

Shepherds Friendly Officially Part of the Women in Finance Charter

After signing up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter last year, we are now thrilled to announce that we have been officially included in the updated list of signatories, published today. As a mutual, we are committed to our values which focus on members and our staff. One of our core principles is that […]

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Member Update

We understand that, as the situation continues to change, our members might have more questions than usual. Our team is here to help resolve any queries you may have about your plan.

Find out some of the changes we’ve made and what we have been doing to ensure we’re there to help and support our members.