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Three ways to fund your children's education

If you've figured out the education you want your children to have, your next step is planning how to fund it. See the three options below and decide which ones are right for you.

Ways to fund education

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The simplest way to save for your children's education is to put money into a savings account and start earning interest. The earlier you start saving, the more you'll make as the interest payments start to add up.

Even if your children aren't heading off to school for a few years, you can still start investing now to ensure better earning potential. You can consider products including:

Funds

  • A good way of diversifying your portfolio
  • Convenient to buy
  • Managed by professionals
  • Easy to turn into cash as you can buy and sell whenever it suits you

Structured products

  • A good opportunity to access linked assets normally unavailable to individual investors
  • Easy to customise to match your goals and attitude to risk
  • Full or partial capital protection

Generally, there are two insurance options when it comes to funding your children's education: 

  • You can take out an insurance policy that ensures your children receive a lump sum payout should anything happen to you.
  • You can buy an endowment policy which guarantees you regular payments for the duration of the policy – this could be ideal if you'll be retired when your children are at university.
cash&deposits

The simplest way to save for your children's education is to put money into a savings account and start earning interest. The earlier you start saving, the more you'll make as the interest payments start to add up.

Even if your children aren't heading off to school for a few years, you can still start investing now to ensure better earning potential. You can consider products including:

Funds

  • A good way of diversifying your portfolio
  • Convenient to buy
  • Managed by professionals
  • Easy to turn into cash as you can buy and sell whenever it suits you

Structured products

  • A good opportunity to access linked assets normally unavailable to individual investors
  • Easy to customise to match your goals and attitude to risk
  • Full or partial capital protection

Generally, there are two insurance options when it comes to funding your children's education: 

  • You can take out an insurance policy that ensures your children receive a lump sum payout should anything happen to you.
  • You can buy an endowment policy which guarantees you regular payments for the duration of the policy – this could be ideal if you'll be retired when your children are at university.

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