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Child Trust Fund

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Kelly1978 Thu 10-Mar-05 09:41:49

Hi everyone, does anyone know what the best rate of interest is for the child trust fund accounts? Any suggestions would be helpful.


TracyK Thu 10-Mar-05 09:56:09

I'm not sure where I'll put mine - but know it'll be a normal b soc account - nothing linked to stocks and shares. Have a look at for the latest interest rates available.

RudyDudy Thu 10-Mar-05 09:58:38

DS has a NSI (post office) account and we were thinking of putting it in there. Interest rates vary according to how much is in the account but start at about 3.3% and go up to around 4% iirc.

However, not sure you can do this as I have a feeling the money has to be somewhere no-one can get at it until the child is 18 - does anyone know if that's true? (sorry for the sort of hijack )

Kelly1978 Thu 10-Mar-05 10:01:04

Thanks for that, but I was unsure can you put it in any savings account or does it have to go into a specific account designed for the child trust fund?

RudyDudy Thu 10-Mar-05 10:10:35

Kelly - I've had a quick look on the CTF website and whilst I can't find a specific answer I think that you can open a savings account but it has to be a specfic on for the CTF as no-one but the child can access it and they can't do so until they are 18.


Kelly1978 Thu 10-Mar-05 10:16:18

Ok, thanks for the help.


noma Fri 11-Mar-05 11:34:38

Hi Kelly, having read nearly everything about trustfunds (till my head goes dizzy)
i have decided to put it in the abbey in a savings account they seems to be the only bank which allows this,i wanted to go to the post office but they are only doing shares and i dont want that,just a simple account the same as my ds so when they are old anoth they do not fight about who as the most money.

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