Top tips for choosing the best bank account for kids

Deciding on the best kids bank account can often be difficult. Here are some things you should look out for when deciding which account to choose, including the benefits that you may receive.

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It’s never too early to introduce your kids to the world of saving, and one of the best ways is to open their very own bank account.

When choosing the right account, there’s a lot out there. So, we’ve put together some top tips to make sure that you get the most out of your choice. 

Why choose a kids bank account?

A kids savings account is a great first step to teaching your little ones a good attitude to earning money and saving. Not only that, there are several benefits that they can enjoy by starting accounts at a young age.

Most kids accounts provide the potential to earn interest on savings, keep fees limited and provide easy access to funds in different ways. 

To get the most out of your child’s account, there are easy ways for you to compare and choose the one that best suits their needs. 

How to choose the best bank account for kids 

Accounts meant for kids can vary in terms of their features, and so it’s important to understand what they can offer you.

Earning Interest: Kids accounts generally offer variable interest rates, and so while offers vary, it’s worth looking at higher variable rates to help your little ones’ savings grow. 

Bonus interest: Many accounts offer bonus interest each month if money isn’t withdrawn during the period. This gives savings a little extra boost. 

Simple access to funds: This feature is an important one if your child needs access to their savings from time to time, and many provide either a debit card, phone banking or online banking to access the funds. 

Low fees: Fees on kids’ savings accounts and youth transaction accounts tend to vary. For savings accounts, those that do not charge any account keeping fees are a great choice. However, for youth transaction accounts, take a look at card replacement fees, over-the-counter withdrawal fees, or monthly account keeping fees when comparing. 

Age requirements: For those who are opening accounts for a first job, it’s worth checking the age ranges for accounts. While some accounts can be for those only above 18 years of age, transaction accounts can be available from 12 years.

Get your little ones started 

Take the first step to setting up a kids banking account, and help them get an early start to banking, that’ll last them a lifetime.   


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