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Dads Remain Number One Hero for Kids But watch out as Ben 10 and Mummy are close behind! As families celebrate the 100th Father’s Day this weekend, Dads across the country will be elated to learn that they, and not footballers or pop stars, are the number one hero for kids aged between five and …

GBP 100,000 bill to fund a child’s future career1 Cost of UK’s top career ambitions set to soar in 18 years’ time2 Parents could be facing a bill in excess of £100,000 if their children grow up to fulfil their career ambitions according to new research released today by The Children’s Mutual.  In its annual …

Eligible families urged to make the most of Child Trust Funds Parents of 18 to 30-year-olds are warning families of younger children to start saving now to fund the future[1], with nearly a third (28 per cent) saying that they have either remortgaged or are planning to remortgage to fund their child’s adulthood[2].  As the …

Saving for Children Crucial The Children’s Mutual is today reassuring the five million families whose children hold Child Trust Fund (CTF) accounts that they will be able to continue saving for their children into CTFs and it is urging them to make the most of the tax-free investment growth of the scheme. David White, Chief …

Child Trust Fund reaches five million milestone Over five million[1] children now have a Child Trust Fund (CTF) according to the latest HMRC statistics, released today. The Children’s Mutual, leading Child Trust Fund provider, welcomes the news which demonstrates the popularity of the scheme with families across the UK and shows the widespread impact the …

Families Will Struggle if Tuition Fee Cap Removed David White, Chief Executive at The Children’s Mutual comments on Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University, request to scrap the cap on University fees: “Removing the cap of £3,225 on annual fees could prove financially ruinous for many parents who are already striving heroically to …

Middle Age Parent Trap End of early retirement threatened due to costly kids Millions of parents in Britain[1] are being forced to postpone their retirement to meet the rapidly rising financial burden of supporting their adult children, according to The Children’s Mutual. Research from the award winning Child Trust Fund provider has found 57 per …

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