Union Bank of India vs Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Union Bank of India vs Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Union Bank of India does not offer dedicated children’s account but instead offers minors the chance to have an account through its Regular Savings Account and Union Family Savings Scheme products. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers a dedicated kid’s savings account.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Union Bank of India

Union Bank does not offer a dedicated children’s account. However, minors can have accounts under its Regular Savings Account and Union Family Savings Scheme products. From a reading of the website, it seems minors can also open an account through parent or guardian under the Union Flexi Savings Deposit and Union Flexi Plus Savings Deposit schemes.

Regular Savings Account

The standard savings account from the bank.

Features

  • Can be opened by an individual for her child
  • Just like adults, the child is entitled to receive a free chequebook of 20 leaves every year
  • Allows students to keep the account with zero balance

Union Family Savings Scheme

A savings scheme under which up to 6 family members can open accounts.

Features

  • The average quarterly balance for the entire group is Rs. 1 lakh
  • Each account holder gets up to 2 chequebooks per account
  • They also can make up to Rs. 20,000 in pay orders or demand drafts each month
  • Each account holder can make ATM withdrawal or POS transaction of Rs. 25,000 each per day
  • Family members who can be included in the account are parents, grandparents, spouse, sibling and children

Union Flexi Account and Union Flexi Plus Savings Deposit

These two are higher end savings accounts, which also come with sweep facilities to put the excess money in a fixed deposit once the transaction limit crosses a specified limit. Though the Union Bank website does not specifically mention that the accounts are available for minors, it does say that individuals can open the account.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers a dedicated savings account for minors.

Minor Account

The account can be opened jointly with a parent or guardian.

Features

  • There is no minimum balance requirement on the account, and consequently no charges on non-maintenance of the said balance
  • The account is operated by the parent or guardian until the child reaches the age of majority. The minor cannot operate the account independently
  • Minor accountholders get a personalised RuPay Classic Debit Card on request once they cross the age of 10 years
  • The Minor Account is converted into a regular savings account once the child reaches the age of maturity
  • The bank offers a free SMS facility on the guardian’s or the accountholder’s registered mobile number
  • Accountholders also get access to NEFT, RTGS and IMPS

Reference Facts

  • Union Bank of India Website: www.unionbankofindia.co.in and www.unionbankonline.co.in (net banking)
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Call Centre Number: 1800 208 2244, 1800 22 2244
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Website: www.ujjivansfb.in
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Call Centre Number: 1800 208 2121