Helping kids get one step ahead for over 140 years

We've been helping generations of Kiwi kids get cash clever. We started in 1875 with Penny Bank Accounts, and launched school banking in 1927. In 1964 we gave kids Kashin money boxes, and in 2010 we started GetWise in schools. In 2015 we introduced the world's first cashless moneybox, Clever Kash. Now in 2021 we've made accessing GetWise easy from the comfort of home.

Over a million cash clever kids with ASB GetWise

Teaching children good money habits early helps set them up for the future. Our ASB GetWise workshops teach kids the fundamentals of money. They discover the difference between needs and wants, learn why and how to save, set up a budget and more.

Over 1 million students have registered for ASB GetWise since 2010, making it New Zealand's biggest financial education programme in schools.

Teaching kids to be cash clever

Our fee-free account for kids

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.

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Teach your kids money skills

Our friendly ASB GetWise team visit schools across New Zealand to teach kids about money. Now, the classroom can come home, too, with GetWise Digital. Your kids can play educational GetWise games and use our augmented reality (AR) experience anywhere, anytime.

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Teaching money skills online with Star Shopper

  • The Star Shopper augmented reality app comes with a free comic book to create a unique AR learning experience that pops spending decisions right off the page.
  • Your kids can log in and become a super spy on the trail of the mysterious money hacker. They can use free interactive learning modules to put their money skills to the test, building an avatar, competing on the leader board and making the smart spending choices that will stop the money hacker before it's too late.

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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. Check out our YouTube videos to teach kids to be cash clever, with ideas and activities to do at home.

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

We have lots of fun tips and learning tools for your kids, whatever their age.

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