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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

For Your Kids Savings Account, This 17 Banks Offers P100 Only as Opening Amount

As parents, we should teach our children values like on how to save, and it should start while they are young.

As a verse in the Book of Provers that says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
As parents, we should teach our children values like on how to save, and it should start while they are young.  As a verse in the Book of Provers that says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Frugality is a value that is needed to be taught to children today. Just like saving money in a piggy bank.

But to make kids saving safe, why not put it in a savings account in a bank under their names?

Yes, this is now possible since more banks now offer a Kiddie Accounts. This program will be expanded to cover teenagers as well.

The program was launched last March 8.
According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco, Jr., 19 years old and below will be able to open a savings account with a participating bank for just P100.

The accounts will not have any minimum maintaining balance required. 
Kiddie Accounts were converted to regular savings accounts when the account holder reached 13 years old.
Now, there are 17 banks that joined the program.

    Tetangco added, "Aside from targeting a wider market of savers, we also wish to help those who have started the habit of saving sustain it until they have graduated and started working," 

    Kiddie Accounts were first introduced in 2011 to help teach young Filipinos good money habits.

    These banks are: 

    1. Banco de Oro - BDO Junior Savers
    • Minimum Initial Deposit Php 100.00
    • Minimum Monthly Average Daily Balance Requirement Php 100.00
    • Minimum Balance to Earn Interest Php 2,000.00
    • Gross Interest Rate Per Annum 0.25%
    Service Fees and Charges
    • Account Closure - Php 300.00Falling Below Minimum Balance - Php 300.00
    • Account Dormancy - 300.00
    • Withholding Tax for Interest Earned - 20%


    A. If account will be under the name of the child.
    Present any of the following: (Original copies must be presented
    for verification)

    • Passport
    • School ID signed by the principal/school head
    • Birth Certificate issued by Local Civil Registry or NSO
    B. If account will be under the name of the parent/guardian (parental account).

    • At least two (2) IDs of the parent/guardian.
    • Any of the child's ID/document as indicated in above (passport, school ID)
    • Adoption papers - applicable if the account is to be opened by the adoptive Parente
    • Guardianship documents - applicable if the account to be opened is by the Legal Guardian.
    2. & 3. Bank of the Philippine Island and BPI Family Savings Bank-BPI Jumpstart Savings Account
    • Minimum initial deposit - P100 pesos
    • Maintaining average daily balance - P500 for a BPI Family account - P1,000 for a BPI account
    • Minimum average daily balance to earn interest is P1,000 for a BPI Family account - P2,000 for a BPI account
    • At least two valid IDs
    • Birth Certificate

    4. China Bank Savings - Easi-Save for Kids
    • Passbook
    • For kids 12 years old and younger
    • In-trust-for accounts or ITF accounts are opened  for children below 7 years old
    • Initial deposit is 500 pesos
    • Minimum Balance to Earn Interest is 500 pesos

    5. Development Bank of the Philippines - DBP - Young Earners' Savings Accounts (YES)
    • For kids ages 12 years and below
    • Minimum initial deposit of 500 pesos
    • DBP In Trust For (ITF) Savings Opened by parents on behalf of their children younger than 18 years old
    6. EastWest Bank
    • Minimum Initial Deposit:P 2,000.00
    • Maintaining ADB:P 2,000.00
    • Interest Earning Balance:P 2,000.00
    • Interest Rate:.25% p.a.
    • Withholding tax:20%
    • Fund Access:Over-the-counter/
    • Internet Banking Facility/Mobile Access
    • Transaction Record:Passbook

    7. Maybank Philippines - Yippie Savings Account

    • Be covered with free personal accident insurance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with coverage equal to 5 times the previous month’s ADB or up to a maximum of Php 500,000.
    • Free medical reimbursement benefit equal to 10% of the personal accident insurance coverage.
    • Monitor the funds through a passbook and access them with a regional ATM card which you can use at any Maybank ATMs in Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Brunei free of charge!
    Interest rate*
    • 0.250% for balances of Php 5,000 to Php 199,999.99
    • 0.500% for balances of Php 200,000 and above

    • For In-Trust-For (ITF) account, the birth certificate of the child is required to be presented.
    • Any valid IDs for parents/guardian
    • For Minors or student who are not yet of voting age: School ID (photo-bearing and signed by the Principal or Head of Schools)
    • Birth Certificate
    • Library ID
    • IDs must be current and unexpired.

    8. Metrobank - Fun Savers Club

    Requirements and features

    • Child's NSO Birth Certificate
    • Student's ID duly signed by School Principal or Head of School (for student)
    • Two 1x1 recent ID pictures
    • Php 500.00 initial deposit (this is also the required maintaining balance)
    • Balance to Earn Interest - P4,000
    • Interest Rate (per annum or year) - 0.25
    • Service Fee for Accounts Falling Below Maintaining Balance (for 2 consecutive months) -P300

    9. Philippine National Bank 

    10. Philippine Savings Bank 


    Completely filled-out bank forms:
    • Customer Information Sheet (CIS) for Individual Clients
    • Signature Card
    • Signing Instructions and Acknowledgement of Receipt Form
    • Fully accomplished Interbank Fund Transfer (IBFT) Enrollment form if parents and guardians want to avail of automatic intra-bank fund transfer service
    • Quit Claim / Waiver signed by the parent or guardian (only for PSBank Kiddie Savers and Teen Savers Accounts with PSBank Debit Mastercard)
    Additional requirements for legal guardians opening an ITF account:
    • Customer Information Sheet (CIS) for Beneficiaries and Beneficial Owners
    • A Court Order is required as proof of authority to open and operate an ITF account on behalf of the ward/s
    • Valid IDs
    Parents / Legal Guardians:
    • At least one primary ID or two valid secondary IDs, one of which with photo and signature
    Child/ren or Ward/s
    • Birth Certificate issued by the NSO or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar
    • Passport or School ID (photo bearing duly signed by the principal or head of the school)

    11. Philippine Veterans Bank 

    12. Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and 13. RCBC Savings Bank

    RCBC- Wise Investors Save Early (WISE) Savings Account

    • For children younger than 7, parents can open a WISE account as an In-Trust-For (ITF) account
    • Minimum initial deposit is 500 pesos
    • Maintaining balance is 1,000
    • Balance to earn interest is 5,000
    • Annual interest rate of 0.5 %, subject to the 20% withholding tax
    • Can be purely a passbook account, or a passbook account with ATM
    • Free one-year personal accident insurance worth 20,000 pesos each for parent and child upon

    14. Security Bank - Junior One Account

    • Opening Balance P100
    • Minimum Balance to
    • Earn Interest P5,000
    • Maintaining Balance P5,000
    • Interest Rate* (p.a.) 0.5%


    For Resident Citizen, Non-Resident Citizen and Resident Alien:
    • 1 primary valid ID or 2 secondary valid IDs
    • Available for children aged 18 years and below. For children under 5 years old, a parent or legal guardian has to be a joint account holder

    15. Sterling Bank of Asia -Neo Savings Account

    • For kids ages 17 years old and younger
    • Initial deposit: any amount
    • No maintaining balance requirement
    • Minimum balance to earn interest is 2,000 pesos
    • Annual interest rate is 0.375%
    • Passbook and Visa debit card

    16. United Coconut Planters Bank and 17.UCPB Savings Bank

    UCPB Kiddie Max Account

    • For children 18 years old and younger
    • Passbook or ATM card
    • Minimum initial deposit is 500 pesos
    • Minimum ADB to earn interest is 10,000 pesos
    • Annual interest rate is 0.25%
    • Can be funded from parents' UCPB accounts via online or phone banking
     Thriftiness should be a practice of everyone, not just for children but above all for adults. Because how can we teach our child to save when as the parents we don't have savings? It is important also so that in times of emergency we have money to use.

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