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Where did you put your Child Trust Fund cheque from the Government?

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calumsmom Mon 16-May-11 22:46:39

Hi, Has anyone found a good place to invest the massive cheque the Government give out of £50?

nokissymum Mon 16-May-11 22:50:29

£50? I thought it was £250 shock

calumsmom Wed 18-May-11 09:22:23

yeh so did I until a tiny £50 turned up sad

nokissymum Wed 18-May-11 09:44:57

they must have reduced it sad I had my ds in 2004 and definitely got a cheque for £250, I put it with hsbc.

milkyjo Wed 18-May-11 20:30:33

I really need to start a fund for my son - he's 5 months already! I'm looking into it. I don't want shareholder or stakeholder accounts, I'd like a savings account but finding one with a good interest rate and also the ability to invest more than £1200 over 17 years is hard! I was wondering what others have done. We only got £50 as he was born in December. I think it doesn't exist now so we were lucky to even get £50!

Longterm Thu 19-May-11 21:13:14

In Standard Life shares for my daughter, well with a bit extra from me.

Longterm Thu 19-May-11 21:18:14


With 17 years to go I'd opt for high quality dividend paying shares - forget a savings account, it pays less than inflation and with vast amounts of time on your son's side you can create quite a fortune. Here is what I am going for my daughter

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 05-Aug-11 07:23:55

My DS was born before the CTF malarkey so think yourself lucky to get £50 smile I took out a Child Trust Fund with a group called Family Investments and it has done very well in the intervening 11 years... suffered in 2008 with everything else but has recovered since. But there is a 'Junior ISA' on the horizon that you may be able to open instead. Worth checking out.

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