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Aberdeen teams up with Thomas for children&#39s investment plan

Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers has launched its Thomas & Friends children&#39s investment plan in agreement with the owners of the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends brand, Gullane Entertainment.

Aberdeen says the plan is specifically designed for parents, godparents, family and friends wanting to make an investment gift for a child.

The deal with Gullane means the plan will be

widely available through promotional inserts with Tho-mas & Friends&#39 products. Adults can invest a minimum lump sum of £400 per fund or £25 a month.

The plan is held in the adult&#39s name until the child reaches 18.

There is a combination of three unit trusts to choose from according to the investor&#39s risk profile and investment objectives – the Aberdeen sterling bond fund, the UK blue chip and the global champions.

For every plan taken out Aberdeen will make a donation to the chosen charity of Thomas & Friends, the National Autistic Society.

Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers managing director Gary Marshall says: “Most people recognise the importance of saving for a child&#39s future

but many look no further than a bank or building society account. The Thomas & Friends Children&#39s Investment Plan offers a simple alternative.”


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