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An account for under 16s
Whether you are opening an account for your child or grandchild, Ayrshire Credit Union can help you give the best start to saving for the little one in your life. We offer a safe and ethical savings account for our junior members.
How can I pay in to my savings account?
Members of Ayrshire Credit Union are encouraged to save regularly, and that's why we try and make it as easy as possible:
How easily can I withdraw my savings?
All withdrawals over £500 can be made by either Bank Transfer or Cheque - visit the Credit Union office and request a withdrawal form.
Is there a minimum amount I must save?
No. You can save as much or as little as you like, as often as you want. You can save from 50p to £15,000 (across all share accounts) - the choice is yours!
How safe is my money?
Credit Unions are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to ensure the Board and other Volunteers make prudent decisions and take good care of the members money. Alongside the banks and building societies, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) also covers Credit Unions. And of course, if you feel we have not dealt properly with your complaint, you can also turn to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a credit union is unable to meet its financial obligations. Most depositors – including most individuals and small businesses – are covered by the scheme. Find out more about the FSCS Depositor Guarantee.
We are also authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. This means that we meet strict conditions for trading, we are required to submit information on our financial performance to the regulators every three months. In addition all of the senior decision makers within the credit union have to be vetted by the regulators.