Everyone knows that it makes sense to save, and the earlier you start – the better.
To help encourage your children to save, we developed our Junior Savings Account for children from birth up to 16 years of age.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child and are a member of the credit union, you can open a Junior Savings Account to start them on their savings journey.
Free piggy bank gift
We donate £1 to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for each Junior Account opened
Save between £5 to £1,000 each month* by Direct Debit or from your salary (if you work for one of our Employer Partners)
Savings may earn an annual dividend (not guaranteed)
Sign up for balance updates to let you know how much has been saved. Find out more on our Text Updates page.
*£1,000 is the total amount that you can save across all your credit union savings accounts each month. For your child to be eligible for our Junior Savings Account you must already be a member and maintain a regular savings account.
All our savings accounts are designed for regular deposits by Direct Debit or from salary deduction.
Lump sums can also be made into the account (the maximum balance permitted within a Junior Savings Account is £10,000). If you would like to make a one-off deposit to your account call us on 0141 274 9933 to discuss how best to make the payment.
To set up online access for a junior account account, please call us on 0141 274 9933.
Members can access their accounts online from within the UK only. Access from outside the UK is restricted in order to limit cybersecurity threats.
Please check first that you are eligible to apply:
You are aged 18 or over
You have had an active Glasgow Credit Union membership for at least 3 months
You have a UK bank account in your own or joint names
You are a permanent UK resident
You have never been bankrupt or had a Court Decree
To complete your application you will need:
Your current employer's address details
Details of monthly income and outgoings
Bank or building society details (sort code and account number)
To enable us to make a decision on your loan application we will contact Credit Referencing & Fraud Prevention Agencies. This will register a search against your credit record and if your application is successful we will share the information we hold for you with these agencies. Further details are available in our Privacy Notice
It is important that you read the Privacy Notice document above. If there is anything that you do not understand, please contact us.
Please be aware that the longer you take to pay back a loan, the more you will pay back in interest. If you go for a shorter term your monthly repayment might go up, but you'll save in interest and pay back your loan faster.