Getting kids started

The sooner your children learn good money habits, the better, and at ASB we have a range of tools to help kids get off to a great start.

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How can we help you

  • A Headstart kid's bank account with no base or transaction account fees
  • GetWise programmes in schools to teach kiwi kids basic money skills and financial know-how
  • Teach your child about saving with innovations like Clever Kash and Save the Change
  • YouTube videos to teach kids to be cash clever, with ideas and activities to do at home

Meet Clever Kash

How do you give your kids pocket money when you don't have cash in your pocket? Clever Kash has a clever answer.

Clever Kash is easy to use and free for Kiwi kids with an ASB savings account like Headstart. It's a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about money. It's cashless, so no more searching for notes or coins on pocket money day. Children get to see their savings balance grow. The progress bar keeps kids motivated by saving for a goal.

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Choose the right account for your kids

Headstart kid’s bank account

The all-in-one account for kids – great for teaching your kids good money habits. It earns interest and has no fees.

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Savings on Call account

A savings account where your money’s on call. It earns a higher interest rate for higher amounts saved.

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Getting teens started

Help your teen learn about earning, saving and spending. We've got tips to help them stay one step ahead with their money.

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Let your kids buy online with a Visa Debit card

With a Visa Debit card, your child can use their own money to buy things online or over the phone, anywhere Visa is accepted. It’s a great alternative to a credit card. They simply need to be 13 years old to apply, and if they are under 16, they’ll need your approval.

Guides to get you there

Get started today

1. Join ASB

Get things started online by opening a Streamline Intro account - it's quick and easy.

2. Confirm

We’ll email or call you as soon as everything is set up.

3. Activate

Visit any ASB branch within the next 7 days with photo ID and proof of your address.

4. Start banking

You’re now good to go. Start banking anytime, anywhere with ASB.

Open a Headstart account for your child

Children under 13

Come see us at a branch and bring with you accepted ID for yourself and your child.

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Teenagers 13-18

Your teenager can open their own account by visiting a branch and bringing in accepted ID.

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