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Our Youthsaver account for kids

Designed for under 18s, our Youthsaver account encourages children to save money and offers bonus interest for regular savings.

With lots of great features such as the School Banking program and the Dollarmites, a Youthsaver account can help kids get off to a good start.

Parents and guardians have full control over the Youthsaver account until the child turns 14 years of age. 

  • Bonus interest (on top of standard interest) if you make at least one deposit and no withdrawals each calendar month
  • $0 monthly account fees
  • A PlatyBank money box
  • School Banking program competitions with great prizes.

 

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As a parent or legal guardian, you can open a Youthsaver account online for a child who's 13 or under. If the child is 14 or over, they can drop in to the nearest branch with their birth certificate or passport.

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Our Smart Access Account for Youth

A transaction account for under 14s that’s best used with our Youthsaver account. Helps your child learn responsible spending habits with the protection of parental spend controls.

  • Set a weekly spending limit on the account for your child (the default is $20)
  • Have the option to give your child aged 9+ controlled access to withdraw their money at an ATM or pay for things in-store and online with a Debit Mastercard®. You can also lock it so it can’t be used
  • Keep an eye on your child’s banking activity alongside your own accounts in the CommBank app
  • Your child manages their own money in the CommBank Youth app
  • $0 monthly account fees.
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CommBank Youth app

The CommBank Youth app is a hands-on digital banking experience that’s fun and secure.

Use it to teach your children real-life money skills including how to save by setting goals, understand the value of money, keep track of every dollar earned and make sensible spending decisions. 

  • Check account balance and transactions at a glance
  • Set a savings goal, track progress and celebrate when the goal’s been reached
  • Create a list of chores/jobs together. Tick them off and pay pocket money as you go
  • Transfer money between Youthsaver account and Smart Access Account for Youth depending on saving and spending choices
  • Prompts to get your child thinking before they transfer or spend their money
  • See Dollarmites tokens balance if your child participates in School Banking
  • Track your child’s CommBank Youth app banking activity, alongside your accounts, in the CommBank app.
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School Banking program

School Banking is a fun and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits.  

Run through participating primary schools nationally, children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through the program earn Dollarmites tokens which they can redeem for exciting rewards. 

School Banking rewards

Children who join will receive a Dollarmites deposit wallet, a Platybank money box and a range of fun, engaging materials to help them learn and encourage them to save.

To help reward savings efforts, every time a student deposits into their Youthsaver account through School Banking they’ll receive a Dollarmites token.

Once they’ve collected 10 tokens, they can redeem them for exciting reward items through the School Banking Rewards Program.

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Designed for children under 12 years of age, the Dollarmites makes money fun with interactive games, downloads, competitions and tips to help children save for the things they want sooner.

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StartSmart is Australia’s leading financial education program for students. Our StartSmart workshops make learning about money fun and give students the confidence to make smart decisions about money from a young age.

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