Barclays Bank vs City Union Bank: Children’s Savings Accounts

Barclays Bank does not offer a dedicated children’s savings account, even though it is likely that the standard savings accounts can be opened for children jointly with a parent or guardian. City Union Bank offers a dedicated savings account called Junior India for children.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank does not focus on the retail segment and as such does not offer any specific children’s savings or any other account. The only option for someone who wishes to open a children’s account may be through the savings account. The bank offers 2 types of savings accounts, the Barclays Savings Account and the Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account.

Barclays Savings Account

The account needs an average quarterly balance of Rs. 1 lakh.

Features

  • Customer get Classic Debit Card and a chequebook
  • The customer can use the debit card for any number of transactions in all VISA ATMs of all banks
  • The bank offers free demand drafts that are payable at its branches in the country
  • Customer also have a free SMS facility and online banking facilities with their Barclays Savings Account

Children’s Savings Accounts from City Union Bank

Tamil Nadu-headquartered City Union Bank is the oldest private sector bank in the country having been established in 1904. It offers a dedicated savings account for children called Junior India. It also offers an account for young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 years called Young India.

Junior India

The account can be opened for children with ages ranging from 1 day to 18 years

Features

  • The account is operated by the parent or guardian
  • Children above the age of 12 years can undertake transactions at the bank or through ATMs on their own
  • Account holders above 12 years also get access to internet banking (CUB Net) and mobile banking (CUB Mobile) facilities
  • School and college fees can be made free of cost under the Junior India account
  • Online transfer to other City Union Bank accounts through NEFT, RTGS or IMPS is free too
  • The standard KYC documents and proofs are needed for both the child and the parent or guardian to open the account

Reference Facts

  • Barclays Bank Website: www.barclays.in
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Call Centre Number: +91 22 6000 1550 (Corporate Banking), +91 22 6000 7888 (Debit Card Lost/Stolen/Damaged)
  • City Union Bank Website: www.cityunionbank.com
  • Headquarters: Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
  • Call Centre Number: 044 7122 5000