Helping kids get one step ahead for over 100 years

From Penny Bank Accounts in 1875 to school banking in 1927; from our Kashin money box in 1964 to Clever Kash in 2015; and from GetWise in schools in 2010 to the launch of GetWise Digital in 2020; we've been helping generations of Kiwi kids get cash clever.

ASB GetWise hits 1 million

New Zealand's largest in-school financial education programme, ASB GetWise has reached a record 1 million students registering since 2010.

Teaching children good money habits from an early age can really help to set them up for the future - and ASB GetWise does just that. Through our workshops, kids learn the fundamentals of money in four different stages - from identifying needs and wants and learning to save, right through to budgeting - giving them a solid foundation to build on.

Teaching kids to be cash clever

Kids bank accounts

Give your kids a head start with our ASB Headstart kid's account - our special savings (and transaction) account for children. It earns interest on savings and has no fees, allowing your child’s money to grow.

Get a head start

GetWise financial literacy programme

Our GetWise facilitators visit schools nationwide to teach kids about money. Now with GetWise Digital, your kids have free access to our online learning portal and augmented reality (AR) experience anywhere, anytime.

Check out GetWise

Clever Kash

Clever Kash is our digital moneybox. It's fun, interactive, and your kids get to see their savings balance grow. It's cashless, so no more searching for notes or coins on pocket money day.

Meet Clever Kash

Learn about money online

  • Download the Star Shopper augmented reality app and accompanying comic book for a unique AR learning experience that literally lifts spending decisions off the page!
  • Log in to our spy-based interactive learning modules and put money skills to the ultimate test - build an avatar, compete for leader board standings, and make those smart spending choices to stop the money hacker before it's too late…

Some cool things to get started

Getting set up

We've got you covered, with our Headstart bank account with no base or transaction fees, GetWise financial education and Clever Kash. Check out our YouTube videos to teach kids to be cash clever, with ideas and activities to do at home.

Clever Kash chore chart

Chore charts could help your kids see how they're contributing to the household chores, and make them more independent.

Some good money habits

Teaching your kids about good money management from an early age can set them up with the right skills to budget, save and spend wisely as they get older. We've got a few ideas to help them get started and heading in the right direction.

Tools to teach kids to be cash clever

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