The first step to educating kids on money matters is opening an account in their name. Whether you’re a parent or grandparent, aunt or uncle, you can help kids get started on the right track…with an account at the credit union! Just like adults, all youth must have a regular share savings account which is just $5 to open and then they’re eligible to use the other products and services the credit union offers.
Only $5 to open.
$5 minimum balance.
No monthly or annual fees.
No minimum balance.
No monthly or annual fees.
Free debit card.
NOW AVAILABLE: Open Minor Accounts Online
What you’ll need:
- Minor’s Birth Certificate
- Minor’s Social Security Card
- Driver’s License or ID Card if available
- Joint owner for the account
Summer Youth Account Special
Every young saver is unique, but most people who save regularly as adults developed the habit early in life. Teach kids that dreaming big doesn’t mean you need to start with big actions. The first small step is usually the hardest, but once it’s taken, you can use momentum to propel you forward. Help kids get started on the right track…with an account at the credit union!
Remember, anyone who lives or works in Allen County is eligible to become a member at Public Service Credit Union! Also your immediate family (child, grandchild, sibling) is eligible regardless of where they live or work.
*Subject to approval. Account opening deposit matched up to $25 and awarded to new members under 18 years old within 30 days of account opening. Existing PSCU members & former members with account closed within 90 days not eligible. Limited time offer expires August 31, 2022. Matched opening deposit reported on 1099INT.
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