Is your child a Savvy Saver? Lanarkshire Credit Union offers accounts from the age of 0-15 for young savers.
Preparing them for the future
Encouraging children and young people to be more financially aware helps give our young people respect, a healthier attitude towards money, savings and also helps them become part of a community organisation.
How do they join?
It's simple, just come down to our office with their birth certificate and some ID for yourself showing your address. Junior memberships are free and easy to set-up, you'll be given a membership card which can be used to save through PayPoint and savings book to keep track of their money.
Junior savers can have more than one account as well; for example a grandparent could open one account and help their grandchild save, keeping control of the account themselves. And the parents can also hold an account for the same child whilst also maintaining control of that account. When the child turns 16 the accounts are combined and the child becomes an Adult Saver with full control of the account.
Saving while they learn
With the overwhelming success of the Savvy Savers Project, we are now working in partnership with a large number of schools across South Lanarkshire. We help the children set-up collection points in their own schools offering the young savers to see and learn what it's like to be part of a social and educational enterprise.
It's likely that we may be in your child's school, get in touch with us to find out what schools we work with.
Top of the Class
Lanarkshire Credit Union have been helping kids save for a long time and we have the largest junior membership base of any Credit Union in Scotland. We've been recognised by many for our achievements from press to politicians and we always aim to be innovative and relevant in our approach to tackling the issues at hand.
Is their money safe?
Credit Unions, like other UK financial organisations are members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. This provides a safety net should a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union collapse.
The FSCS is there to protect your money. It is the body which gives you automatic protection up to £85,000 if your Bank, Building Society or Credit Union goes out of business; and you'll normally get your money back within seven days. FSCS is funded by the financial services industry, and is free to consumers. So whatever your money is for, it's good to know it's protected.
For more information please head over to www.fscs.org.uk