Barclays Bank vs Karnataka 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. However, Karnataka Bank offers a dedicated children’s account called KBL Kishore.

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 Karnataka Bank

Karnataka Bank, one of the older banking institutions in the country, offers a dedicated children’s account called KBL Kishore.

KBL Kishore

The children’s account is available to kids over the age of 10 years and up to 18 years.

Features

  • The account comes without any minimum balance requirements
  • The bank offers a free debit card with 24-hour cash withdrawal limit of Rs. 10,000 and POS limit of Rs. 5,000
  • KBL Kishore allows parents or guardians to transfer up to Rs. 50,000 per month from their account to the child’s account
  • The kids and their parents can keep a track of the account through the bank’s mobile app

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)
  • Karnataka Bank Website: https://karnatakabank.com
  • Headquarters: Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • Call Centre Number: 1800 425 1444