NS&I Children’s Bonds

What do I need to know?

  • The bonds are a fixed rate, fixed term investment for children
  • currently for investment terms of 5 years
  • They are exempt from UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax
  • The minimum investment is £25
  • The maximum investment is £3,000
  • They can be only purchased by parents or (great) grandparents
  • the bonds are held by parents until the child reaches 16
  • the bonds are a UK government security
  • they were called Bonus Bonds and paid a bonus coupon, however this bonus feature has been removed for all new bonds


Where can i buy them?

Bonds can be purchased online, by telephone or by post.

Who is National Savings and Investments

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) is one of the UK’s largest savings organisations. Set up in 1861, it now looks after over 25 million customers and more than £100 billion worth of invested funds.


Further Information?

See the NS&I Website section on Children's Bonds