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.

University Savings Plan

Savings Plan

University Savings Plan

A chance for parents, grandparents and other family members to open a savings account for a child you love, with covering the costs of higher education in mind.

Our Latest News

We’re Finalists for the 2019 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been selected as finalists in two categories for the 2019 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards: ‘Employee Engagement Company of the Year’ and ‘The Experience Award’.

The Employee Engagement Awards ‘recognise those professionals and organisations that put people at the heart of its success’.

Shepherds Friendly Makes Purple Tuesday Pledge

Shepherds Friendly is pleased to announce that we have signed up to Purple Tuesday, pledging that we will work to improve the experience of members living with disabilities.

Today is Purple Tuesday, an awareness day championed by the disability organisation Purple. It calls upon business of all sizes, across the world to make real changes that have a positive impact on the customer journey of disabled people.