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8 in 10 parents do not support plan to cut Child Trust Funds

Parents are almost universally against Conservative Party plans to cut the Child Trust Fund (CTF), according to research from Family Investments.

The cost of 18 to 30? More than £30,000

The cost of having adult children is hitting parents hard, with new research out today showing they expect the cost of supporting an 18 to 30-year-old to exceed £30,000.

Strong growth for the Child Trust Fund

Latest figures from TISA - Tax Incentivised Savings Association - point to the continued strong growth for the Child Trust Fund (CTF).

Five years, five million savers

What a difference five years make - back in 2005 interest rates were on the rise and the UK savings ratio was headed for its lowest point in nearly half a century - fast forward to 2010 and the trends have reversed with one savings scheme in particular leading the march and engaging the UK population; the Child Trust Fund (CTF).

Child Trust Funds essential to give young adults head start

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) quarterly statistics released today reveal a rise in the number of Child Trust Fund (CTF) accounts opened by parents within a year of receiving a CTF voucher.

Parents persist in saving

New figures out from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that nearly three quarters of all Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are proactively opened within a year of a child's birth.

F&C links up with iChild to provide age-tailored financial tips

F&C has linked up with specialist parenting website to become its Children's Savings Partner.

Family Investments and NCT to offer Child Trust Fund

In an extension of their financial offering, Family Investments, the UK's leading Child Trust Fund (CTF) provider, has teamed up with the NCT (National Childbirth Trust), to launch a new Child Trust Fund, the first one provided alongside a charity.

Parents borrow from kids’ savings

More than one in five parents have been borrowing from their children's savings account, with 44% of them borrowing between £200 and £500, the majority taking money over five months or less it was revealed today.

Children's Saving Schemes a gift that could last a lifetime

Christmas is just around the corner, and as parents and relatives look for inspiration, they might want to consider including a gift which will last years after the festive period is over (alongside the usual, more instantly gratifying presents and treats).

Grandparents save parents over £5 billion in free childcare

The UK's grandparents are saving parents just over £5 billion each year in childcare costs, a new research study reveals today.

TISA calls for more flexibility in retirement savings

In its Pre-Budget Report submission TISA - Tax Incentivised Savings Association - is reiterating its support for the concept of a Workplace ISA as part of a more flexible savings approach to finance retirement.

One millionth CTF customer for Family Investments

Family Investments, trusted supplier of financial solutions for the family, today announces that it has broken through the 1 million mark for Child Trust Funds (CTFs).

Social mobility and the Child Trust Fund

As David Cameron highlighted during his speech - The Big Society - social mobility remains a key challenge in the development of the UK.

CTFs most widely used savings scheme

New figures out suggest that the Child Trust Fund (CTF) is the most successful savings scheme in the UK according to leading CTF provider, The Children's Mutual.