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
Plan

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

University
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

Here to help when you need us – we’re trialling extended opening hours!

Following feedback from our members, we are pleased to announce that from the week commencing 17th June 2019 we will be trialing extended opening hours for four weeks.

You will be able to contact our Member Services Team from:

– Monday to Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm
– Friday, 8 am – 4 pm


We’ve won two awards at the UK Employee Experience Awards 2019!

We are delighted to announce that we have won two awards in the prestigious UK Employee Experience Awards 2019.

The first was the Employee-Centric Company, for which we won a gold award and the second was for Team of the Year, for which we received bronze.