Young saver account and how to open it.
What terms make up the Young Saver agreement?
The agreement is made up of these terms and those set out in the:
If there's any conflict between any of the terms below and those referred to above, the terms below will apply.
What is a Young Saver Account?
It's an account for children's savings which pays a variable rate of interest.
Who is this agreement with?
This agreement is between us and the adult who opens and runs the account on behalf of the child.
Who does the money belong to and who runs the account?
The money belongs to the child, and the account is in the child's name. An adult will open, run, and close the account on the child's behalf. The adult must manage the account in the best interests of the child.
Who can open a Young Saver Account on behalf of a child?
The adult must be aged 18 or over, and must have a TSB personal current account.
How young does a child have to be for a Young Saver Account to be opened?
Where can a Young Saver Account be opened?
In any TSB branch.
How many Young Saver Accounts can a child have?
One. This means it will not be possible, for example, for a parent and a grandparent to help the same child save separately in different Young Saver accounts. An adult can open and manage Young Saver Accounts for more than one child.
How is money paid into the account?
Anyone can make payments into the account, and this can be done in a branch, by online banking, mobile banking, telephone banking and standing order.
How is money withdrawn from the account?
The adult can withdraw money on behalf of the child in branch. No other person can make withdrawals. We may check that any withdrawals from the Account are made on behalf of the child.
How is the account otherwise managed - e.g. changing personal details, addresses etc?
The adult will need to go into a TSB branch.
How is interest paid?
We'll pay interest and add it to any balance in the account once each quarter - on the 10th of March, June, September and December.
How do I know what the interest rate is?
You can find out by either asking in branch, looking online at
, or by phoning us on
0345 975 8758
Is tax taken off the interest that is paid on the account?
Yes - we pay interest less basic rate tax. But, if the child's parent or guardian fills out and sends us a Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Form R85, then we will pay gross interest.
What is a variable interest rate?
The account pays a variable rate of interest - this means that we can change the rate of interest we pay on the money held in the account. For further details about how we do this, and how we notify changes, please read the Personal Banking Terms and Conditions.
What happens when the child turns 16?
Before the child turns 16, we'll write to the adult, and explain the choices that can be made about what to do with the money in the Young Saver Account when the child turns 16.
If we don't hear from the adult, we'll put any money in the account into a TSB instant access account in the child's name when they become 16. The child will have complete control of that account and the money in it.
Can the account be closed?
Yes - the adult can close the account at any time. Just come into a TSB branch and let us know. We'll pay any interest earned up to the date of closure and either help the adult to move any balance to another account we offer or return any balance to the adult to deal with on behalf of the child.