Accounts for the under 18s
Accounts for the under 18s
A junior account is the perfect place to encourage the savings habit or for a family member to put money aside for their younger relatives. Simply fill out the application form and return to our head office.
Our Junior accounts are very popular with parents and grandparents alike.
Many of our members open accounts for their children and grandchildren so they can put a little aside on a regular basis and see it grow.
We pay 2% interest each year on Junior savings accounts.
There is no fee for opening a junior account.
There is no membership charge for operating a membership account.
The young person must be a resident in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, or Norfolk.
1. Junior savers must be under 18 years of age, and be the child, grandchild or legal ward of a current member who will be the trustee of the account.
2. A Junior Account may be opened by the trustee by completing a Junior Account Application Form. Applications must be accompanied with proof of the address of the junior member (i.e. correspondence from a hospital/doctor/education authority) and proof of the child’s existence (i.e. birth certificate, passport, child benefit awards letter or National Health Card).
3. Junior Membership will commence from the date of the first deposit into the account from the trustee's credit union account.
4. A minimum balance of £5 must be maintained in the junior account for the account to remain open. The maximum balance permitted in each junior account is £10,000. This includes any dividend payable.
5. Payments into the junior account can be made regularly by payroll deduction or the Direct Debit contribution of the trustee. Lump sum deposits may be made through bank transfer, debit card, cheque or postal order, subject to any applicable limits. Cheque deposits require ten days clearance from the date of deposit.
6. Interest will be paid, gross of tax, on all sums deposited in the junior account. Any tax implications are the sole responsibility of the trustee.
7. Any request to close the account must be made in writing by the trustee.
8. The trustee will remain responsible for the junior account until the junior saver is 18 years of age.
9. Only the trustee can access the account until such time that the junior saver turns 18 years old, where the account will covert to adult membership. At this stage all funds in the account become the property of the new adult member and all services and products except for loans will be available. Loans are only available to members aged 18 and over.
10. Further identification checks will be carried out before the junior account is transferred to an adult membership status.