Youth Savings Account | Santander Bank - Santander
No Monthly Fee
Your children can start saving with the benefit of having no Monthly Fee.
ATM withdrawal fee†
- $0 to use at more than 2,000 domestic Santander ATMs for withdrawals
- $3 for domestic non-Santander ATM withdrawals
Account opening deposit
Statement delivery options
- $0 for paper statements
- $0 for paperless statements
Convenience in the palm of your hand
Flexibility when you need it most
Start learning about personal finance
The trust you need to bank confidently
Features to effortlessly save
Our digital features make saving for your goals as easy as possible with tools like automated transfers, Alerts, and more.
Deposit with Mobile Check Deposit
Just take a picture of your signed check while you’re on the go.
Santander Safety Net
Extra leeway goes a long way. Santander Safety Net waives overdraft fees for accounts overdrawn by $100 or less.¶¶
The financial foundation they need
Easy-to-digest guides to help your child learn the key concepts of building a strong financial foundation for the future.
Secure biometric authentication
Only you can unlock your information with Touch ID® and Face ID® for Apple and fingerprint for Android.††
Your employers may help with directly depositing a portion of your paycheck into your savings account.
We've reduced the number of daily Returned Item Fees and Paid Item Fees from 6 to 3 each, meaning you won't be charged a Returned Item Fee more than 3 times per Business Day or a Paid Item Fee more than 3 times per Business Day.
Answer a few questions to receive a personalized learning plan for your child or select the topics you want them to learn about.
Shop online, in-store, or make bill payments with Santander PROTECHTION by your side.
Schedule recurring transfers from your Santander checking account or external account to keep your goals on track.
Create or update your PIN, update contact information, and report a lost or stolen card.
We've eliminated Overdraft Protection Transfer Fees, so you can cover any overdrafts that happen before a fee gets assessed.
Explore the courses together. We have financial topics for every age, like building financial capability, paying for college, and more.
For digital security, our firewalls protect all your information stored in our database.
Better manage your balance and account activity with notifications through email and text.
Bank anywhere, anytime
Manage your account whenever and wherever you want with our Mobile Banking App.
Mobile Banking App
Unlock on-the-go features with our highly-rated Mobile Banking App.
Enroll in Santander
Manage your money securely by enrolling in Online Banking.
All savings accounts can be opened in a Santander Bank branch and the Santander® Savings account can be opened online. Santander® Money Market Savings, Santander Select® Money Market Savings, and Santander® Private Client Money Market Savings accounts can only be opened online in conjunction with an online checking account opening. Certificates of Deposit and Individual Retirement Accounts can only be opened in branch. To open an account, you will need:
- Your Social Security number
- A government-issued ID
- Funds for an opening deposit
- A valid email address
As long as you have everything you need, applying for a savings account online should only take 15 minutes.
You will begin to earn interest as soon as the funds in the account are available in the bank.
Yes, you can open a savings account jointly in branch with anyone 18 years and older, or a child under the age of 18 if you are their parent or legal guardian. Learn more about joint savings accounts.
Interest accrues daily and is credited to your account monthly.
*0.03% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is available when you open a Santander® Youth Savings account. This is a variable-rate account and the rate may change at any time. Rates shown are in effect as of today. Fees may reduce earnings. A minimum deposit of $10 is required to open a Santander® Youth Savings account. Personal accounts only. Contact a banker for further information about applicable fees and terms.
†Check with the IRS or a tax professional. Santander does not offer tax advice.
‡Per service fee period.
§Domestic ATMs are ATMs in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ATM owner may charge a separate fee.
**U.S. checking or savings account required to use Zelle®. Transactions between enrolled consumers typically occur in minutes and generally do not incur transaction fees. In order to send payment requests or split payment requests to a U.S. mobile number, the mobile number must already be enrolled with Zelle®. Zelle and the Zelle related marks are wholly owned by Early Warning Services, LLC and are used herein under license.
††Please refer to your Digital Banking Agreement and Personal Deposit Account Agreement for details on your responsibility for promptly reporting unauthorized transactions.
‡‡Digital Banking Guarantee: When you use Online Banking, we guarantee that your money is protected against online fraud or losses and that your bills will be paid on time. You are protected against unauthorized online transactions as long as you check your statement and promptly notify us of any unauthorized activity. Refer to your Digital Banking Agreement for details on guarantees and your responsibilities for promptly reporting unauthorized transactions, as well as a list of supported mobile devices.
§§Effective November 8, 2021, if a transaction causes your account’s balance to be overdrawn by one hundred dollars ($100) or less, we will not assess any Insufficient or Unavailable Funds – Item Paid fees for that item. The amount of each of the Insufficient Funds - Item Paid Fee, Insufficient or Unavailable Funds – Item Returned Fee, and Sustained Overdraft Fee is $35. The amount of the Unavailable Funds – Item Paid Fee is $0. An Insufficient or Unavailable Funds – Item Returned Fee may apply for any overdrawn amount. A Sustained Overdraft Fee applies to accounts overdrawn by any amount (negative balance) for five (5) consecutive Business Days when the overdrawn balance at the end of the first day is more than $100, and is assessed to the account on the sixth (6th) Business Day. Fees may be imposed for covering overdrafts created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, or other electronic means. Whether overdrafts will be paid is discretionary and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if your account is overdrawn for an extended period of time or the overdrawn amount is excessive. Any overdrafts that we pay must be promptly repaid by you.
¶¶We limit withdrawals and transfers out of your savings and money market savings accounts. You can withdraw or transfer funds from a savings or money market savings account a total of six (6) times per Service Fee Period (such as by automatic or pre-authorized transfers using telephone, online banking, mobile banking, overdraft protection, payments to third parties, wire transfers, checks, and drafts). If you repeatedly exceed these limits, we may close or convert your account to a checking account, which may be a non-interest-bearing checking account.
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