What is the CIMB Junior Savers Account?
It is a savings account like any other, with the exception that this account is made for CIMB’s younger client populace. The Junior Savers Account is open to any child between below the age of 12. This might be a great opportunity for parents to try teaching their kids the importance and benefits of saving from a young age. Or it can be used as an initial investment for your child.
How does the account work?
Since the account is meant for children, it needs to be set up with either a parent or guardian of a child. That way the primary holder is the child but it can be monitored and overseen by an adult.
To register, parents you will need to bring along your original IC and the birth certificate of the child you are opening this account for. Please take not that this is not a joint account, it is merely a savings account with a guardianship of sorts. Minimum deposit for the opening of this account is RM 100.
Is there an interest rate?
Yes, there is, although the minimum deposit for this account is RM100, to start earning interest on your savings you will need to have at least RM1,000 in the account. The interest rates start at 0.6% p.a. and go up to 1.45% depending on how much you have in the account.
Along with the interest rate, there is another perk that comes with this account, for every quarter of a year that you have RM1,500 account average balance, you will get 1 CIMB Junior Reward Points. Collect these points to redeem awesome gifts from CIMB.
Do I get a passbook with this account?
Yes, you do. It is known to be encouraging, especially to children when they get to see their progress. So, you will have a passbook to help track all the transactions and watch your fortune grow.
What are the restrictions?
There will be no ATM Card issued with this account, however, there will be a monthly opportunity for you to make over the counter withdrawals from the account with no limits.