Citibank vs Dhanlaxmi Bank: Children’s Savings Accounts

Citibank offers a single dedicated children’s savings account called Citibank Junior Account. Dhanlaxmi Bank offers the Dhanam Genius Savings Account in addition to its generic savings account for children.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Citibank

Citibank offers the Citibank Junior Account as a children’s savings account.

Citibank Junior Account

The account is available for all children below the age of 18 years.

Features

  • Need at least two accountholders of whom the first is the minor and the second the parent or guardian
  • Comes with Systematic Investment Plans that helps the parent plan the child’s future
  • Children above the age of 15 years also get a debit card
  • The Citibank Junior Account comes with two insurance plan options – BSLI Classic Child Plan and Dream Child Plan – that allow the parent to plan for the child’s education. The bank offers 10 different investment funds under the Classic Child Plan
  • Accountholders can open their children’s Investment Services Accounts with the bank. They get online access to the investments and also get comprehensive reports on financial markets

Children’s Savings Accounts from Dhanlaxmi Bank

Dhanlaxmi Bank offers a specific savings account for children called Dhanam Genius Savings Account. In addition, its Regular Savings Account can also be opened on behalf of minors.

Dhanam Genius Savings Account

The Dhanam Genius Savings Account is available for children in the age bracket of 10 to 23 years.

Features

  • The account only needs a minimum balance of Rs. 500
  • Comes with an auto sweep facility that puts any amount in multiples of Rs. 1,000 in a fixed deposit for 30 days when the balance crosses Rs. 5,000. Nonetheless, accountholders can withdraw the amount at any point of time
  • The Dhanam Genius Savings Account allows up to Rs. 5,000 in ATM withdrawals or POS transactions
  • The bank offers complimentary ATM card and up to 2 NEFT or RTGS transactions as well as demand drafts or postal orders per month. Accountholders can get a personalised photo on the card for a payment of Rs. 200

Regular Savings Account

The standard savings account from the bank comes with the following features.

Features

  • Needs an average monthly balance of Rs. 1,000
  • Comes with a free chequebook and unlimited non-cash (POS, etc.) transactions
  • The bank offers a doorstep banking service with this account

Reference Facts

  • Citibank Website: www.online.citibank.co.in
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Call Centre Number: 1860 210 2484, +91 22 4955 2484 (from outside India)
  • Dhanlaxmi Bank Website: www.dhanbank.com
  • Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala
  • Call Centre Number: 0487 661 3000