6 months 0% portfolio management fees

Open and fund a Junior ISA, with a minimum of £100, or fund an ISA or General Investment account, with a minimum of £500, between 3 January 2023 and 5 April 2023 and you’ll pay no portfolio management fees for 6 months. New customers only.

Terms and conditions apply.

With investment, your capital is at risk. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future.

Junior stocks and shares ISA

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John Lewis works with Nutmeg to offer you a simple and convenient way to invest your money. We have flexible options that will work for you and align with your goals.

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With investing, your capital is at risk

Gift them a head start in life

If you’re a parent or guardian, you can start a tax-free investment for a loved one who’s under the age of 16. Parents, guardians and grandparents can make regular contributions to a Junior ISA. But only the child can access the money, once they turn 18.  

The earlier you start a Junior ISA, the more time we’ll have to invest for you. Open your account the day they’re born, and you could benefit from 18 years of compounding – that’s when you generate earnings from previous earnings.  

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future. 

How it works

Open a Junior ISA in minutes and start your child’s financial journey today. Our product is simple, transparent and designed by experts.

Personal

Investment expertise, on your terms. Our investment team has built a range of portfolios, which are tailored to your chosen risk level and investment style.

Simple

Log in from any device to open your account, with £100 or more, to change risk level or investment style. Our fees are clear and we don't charge exit fees.

Transparent

See where your Junior ISA is invested and how it’s performing. If you need any help, our advisers and customer support team will answer your questions.

Our fees are clear and fair

As with any investments, there are costs involved. But we do our best to keep our fees as clear as possible. And rather than burying them in the small print, we make them clear from the get-go. We are currently running a 6 month 0% portfolio management fee promotion. This applies to the Nutmeg fees listed below.

Expert investing tailored to you

Whether your goals are big or small, you can look forward to the same care and attention from our team of experts. We make investing easy and provide a choice of investment styles that work for you.

Socially Responsible

Aligned to your values

Our socially responsible portfolios focus on companies and bond issuers that have higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. We invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that avoid companies engaged in controversial activities and focus on those that spearhead ESG. A detailed examination of Nutmeg's approach to socially responsible investing can be found here. Inside, you'll find everything from exclusions applied to our portfolios to how the ESG scoring works.

Annual costs and charges

0.75% up to £100k, 0.35% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.33%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

Fully Managed

Investment thinking done for you

Fully Managed is a range of globally diversified portfolios of exchange traded funds (ETFs) designed to align with your risk preference and goals. Your money is actively managed by Nutmeg’s expert investment team to reflect the current economic environment using cutting-edge technology. To keep you on track, we’ll make strategic adjustments to the mix of investments based on news, data and analysis, and rebalance them when necessary. This will help you remain aligned to your long-term objectives.

Annual costs and charges

0.75% up to £100k, 0.35% beyond

+Average investment fund cost: 0.21%

+Average market spread: 0.08%

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With investing, your capital is at risk

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstance and may change in the future.

Frequently asked questions

As of the 2022-23 tax year, the annual tax allowance or limit for a JISA is £9,000. For any contributions over the limit, the excess is held in a savings account in trust for the child.

 

Your JISA allowance resets at the start of each tax year. The tax year starts on 6th April and your allowance, or any unused portion of it, doesn’t carry over to the next tax year.

 

If you don’t want to lose it, use it.  

Only a parent or legal guardian residing in the UK can open a JISA on behalf of their child. Only the ‘registered contact’ can manage the account. 

 

The registered contact is the only person who can:

  • change the account, e.g. adjust risk levels  or investment styles 
  • change the account provider  
  • report changes of circumstances, e.g. change of address  

Those who live outside of the UK can only become a registered contact if they are a crown servant (in the UK’s armed forces, diplomatic service or overseas civil service) and the child depends on them for care. Both criteria must apply.  

 

To open a Nutmeg JISA, the account holder must contribute a minimum of £100. Note, you must have an existing account with Nutmeg to open a JISA. If you’re opening a new Nutmeg account for the purpose of opening a JISA, the account can remain unfunded.  

The money in a JISA belongs to the child in all but exceptional circumstances. 

 

When the child turns 16, they may apply to become the registered contact and manage the JISA themselves. However, they cannot withdraw the money until they’re 18.  

There are two types of JISA:  

  • In a cash Junior ISA, you do not pay tax on interest. Although cash is guaranteed not to fall in value, annual inflation will have an adverse impact on its value.  
  • In a stocks and shares Junior ISA, you pay no tax on capital growth or dividends. Investments are riskier but may mean growth is potentially greater than a cash product. However, unlike cash, the value of a stocks and shares Junior ISA can go up or down.  

A child can only have one stocks and shares JISA. But a parent or guardian may open multiple JISAs for different children. 

Anyone, including parents, friends and family, can contribute on behalf of the child, provided total contributions fall below the JISA limit. 

Any contributions to a JISA are not factored into your annual ISA allowance. Nor do they count towards your Lifetime ISA limit.

A registered contact may transfer either a JISA or Child Trust Fund from another provider to Nutmeg. If you wish to transfer your Nutmeg Junior ISA (JISA) to a different provider, you’ll need to approach the new JISA provider and request the transfer.

The child can take control of the account when they’re 16 but cannot access the money until they turn 18. If not withdrawn at age 18, the money rolls into an adult ISA. 

You cannot have a JISA as well as a Child Trust Fund (CTF). If you want to open a JISA you must transfer the CTF in.   

 

A Child Trust Fund is a long-term tax-free savings account for children. The CTF scheme is now closed, so you cannot apply for a new one. But people with existing CTFs can continue to contribute £9,000 a year into them.