Children’s Savings – Instant Access and Notice

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All rates are subject to change without notice, please check with the bank or building society before investing. With fixed term notice savings accounts you can’t usually withdraw your money until the notice term has ended. Penalties may apply.

Eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme ‘FSCS’ up to a maximum level of £85,000 per person per registered institution.

Dudley Building Society Junior Easy Saver

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
3.50%
12 Months
£10
Branch, Post
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HSBC MySavings

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
2.50% £10 - £3,000
0.25% £3,000+
None
£10
Branch
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HSBC Premier My Savings

This account is for children of HSBC Premier Customers
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
2.50% £10 - £3,000
0.25% £3,000+
No
£10
Branch
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Penrith Building Society Junior Affinity Regular Saver

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
2.45%
5 Years
£5
Branch, Post
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Melton Mowbray Building Society Wild Ones Young Savers

Currently only available to local customers living in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire or Rutland or to customers who have been members with Melton Mowbray Building Society for 5 years or more
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
2.43%
30 days
£5
Branch, Post
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Children’s Savings – Instant Access and Notice

Children’s accounts are generally held in the name of the child with the parent, grandparent or guardian acting as signatory on the account.

Notice Savings accounts require you to give your bank advanced notice whenever you would like to take money out of your accounts. This is usually between 30 and 180 days and although this may be an inconvenience it means you will generally receive a higher rate of interest.

Some Notice Savings accounts will allow early access on payment of a penalty, generally in the form of loss of interest.

Alternatively an Instant Access account gives you the possibility of withdrawing money at any time without being required to pay a penalty. Instant Access accounts often pay a lower rate of interest than accounts which require notice, although this is not always the case.

Both Instant Access and Notice Accounts often come with a bonus, or introductory, rate of interest. Whilst these bonus rates can help increase the interest received savers need to keep a careful watch on their accounts and consider moving to more competitive rates of interest when the bonus rate is removed.