Child Trust Fund Calculator

Find out how much a Child Trust Fund (CTF) could be worth at age 18.

Happy mother and daughter working out the CTF Plan value using Foresters calculator

Are you wondering what happens to Child Trust Funds at age 18 – visit our Child Trust Fund information hub 

The projections give an estimated fund value to help illustrate what could be available to the Planholder at age 18 with a Forester Life Child Trust Fund, Child Trust Fund - Stakeholder Options, Child Trust Fund - Shariah and Child Trust Fund - Options (invested in Aberdeen UK All Share Tracker Fund and Forester Stakeholder (Schroders) Managed 1 Fund only). At age 18 no contributions can be added to the Plan. Therefore the calculator will not be able to provide a projection.

Please enter a date later than 1st September 2002 but before 3rd January 2011.
Please enter the value of the CTF voucher provided to your child by the Government.
Please enter a regular monthly amount you wish to pay between £10 and £750, assuming that the maximum allowed monthly contribution is £750.
Please enter an amount between £10 and £9,000, assuming that the maximum allowed annual contribution is £9,000.
When you select the Calculate button, the amount displayed on the screen will be showing the estimated value of the fund on your child’s 18th birthday.

Important information

  • The amount shown by the calculator is only an estimate of what the savings could be worth on your child’s 18th birthday and assume an annual growth rate of 5% and an annual charge of 1.5%. It is also assumed an annual increase in monthly payments of 2.5% per annum compound to keep pace with inflation, subject to allowable limits.
  • These figures are only examples and are not guaranteed. The actual value could be more or less than shown, and could be less than has been paid in. What you will get back depends on how much your investment grows and on the tax treatment of the investment. Investments can go down as well as up.
  • Inflation would reduce what you could buy in the future.
  • There is an annual charge of 1.5% of the value of the funds you accumulate. If your fund is valued at £250 throughout the year, this means that we charge £3.75 that year. If your fund is valued at £500 throughout the year, this means that we charge £7.50 that year.
  • These figures assume contributions and investment over 10 years. Top-ups to existing Plans may be invested for a shorter period depending on the age of the child at the time.
  • These figures do not take into account any Government payments made into the Child Trust Fund.
  • If the Plan has received any contribution in the birthday year, and the Plan value exceeds £300, we will send you a statement showing the payments received, the number of units held and the value of your child’s Plan. We will also issue statements on your child’s 11th and 16th birthdays.
  • All payments are locked into the Plan until the child’s 18th birthday and cannot be reclaimed by the donor(s).
  • For more information please read the Child Trust Fund Key Information Document and Brochure, if applicable.

The calculation is based on:

  • Potential investment annual growth rate of 5%.
  • Potential annual increase in monthly payments of 2.5% per annum compound to keep pace with inflation, subject to allowable limits.
  • Annual charge of 1.5%

 

 

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Manage your Plan online

If you are the Registered Contact you can activate your online My Plans account to view your child’s savings online. My Plans allows you to make payments online, view your Plan value, see the fund performance, investment information and contact your Financial Adviser.

Family and friends can also set up their own Gifters My Plans account after making a contribution.

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Do you have a child without a CTF? Find out more about our Junior ISA