Young Person's Savings Account
Start them saving the right way, with instant access.
The Young Person's Instant Access Savings Account will be opened in the child's name with a parent/guardian acting as a trustee to the account;
No minimum age - you, your family and friends can start saving for your child as soon as they are born, up to the age of 16 years. Savings can be accessed by the parent or guardian at any time.
When the child reaches 14, they may have access to withdraw funds from their account, subject to Special Conditions.
When the child reaches age 16, we will write to inform them of the options available.
The Summary Box sets out key features of the savings account. For full details, please read the account terms and conditions.
Our Young Person's accounts are Sharia compliant allowing you to profit from your savings and stay true to your faith.
All of Al Rayan Bank's products and services are endorsed by our Sharia Supervisory Committee, you can view the Certificate of endorsement for this account by following this link.
*Gross p.a. Terms & conditions apply.
- Earn an expected profit rate of 0.10% (gross p.a.)
- Instant access to the money in the account
- A low minimum opening balance of £20 with no minimum for additional savings
- No minimum age - you, your family and friends can start saving for your child as soon as they are born, up to the age of 16 years
- Parent or guardian will authorise all withdrawals until the child is 14. On the young person's 14th birthday the parent or guardian has the option to approve access for the young person to make withdrawals from the account, subject to Special Conditions
- When the young person reaches age 16, we will write to inform them of the options available to either switch the Young Person’s Savings Account to an adult savings or current account, or they have the option to close this account and no further account is to be opened.
- Deposits may be made via a direct account transfer or a cheque from an account in the child's or the guardian's name
- Your money is invested ethically. We only invest in sharia compliant goods and services
Please note: Al Rayan Bank has withdrawn its fax and email payment service. Active users of this service will be contacted in due course.
Funding your account
You can fund your savings account either by direct account transfer or a cheque from an account in your name. Whichever method you choose, you will need to make a note of the following:
- Your account number, which is a unique eight-digit number.
- Your reference number, which is a unique six-digit number preceded by the letters ‘LIB’
You’ll find your account number and reference number in your Welcome Letter, which you will receive a few days after opening your account, and on the ‘Next Steps’ and ‘Final Stage’ screens of an online application.
Funding your account by transfer
Please pay your deposit using the following information:
- Account name: the name of the account holder
- Sort code: 30-00-83
- Account number: ********
- Reference Number: LIB******
Funding your account by cheque
If you’d like to pay in a cheque by post, please make your cheque payable to yourself, clearly writing your account number and reference number on the back of your cheque. You can post it to Al Rayan Bank, PO Box 12461, Birmingham, B16 6AQ. You can also deposit a cheque in person at one our branches.
Please note we can only accept payments from an account in your name.
Forms & other information
Terms and conditions
For your own benefit and protection, you should carefully read the following important leaflets before you complete the application:
The following information leaflets should also be read:
- Young Person's savings accounts
- Fee Information Document
- Proof of identity
- Personal banking
- Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
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|Account name||Young Person's Savings Account|
|What is the expected profit rate?||
0.10% (gross per annum)
Your profit is calculated monthly and credited to your account on the last working day of each calendar month.
|Can Al Rayan Bank change the expected profit rate?||
Yes, the expected profit rate that applies to your Young Person's Savings Account is variable. This means that it can change at any time.
If Al Rayan Bank changes the expected profit rate on your account, we will write to you providing you with enough notice to consider your options before the change takes effect.
Please see the Section 1 of the Consumer Banking Terms and Conditions which sets out when and how we will notify you if this happens.
|What would be the estimated balance after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?||
If on account opening you deposited £1,000 into your Young Person's Savings Account and made no further deposits or withdrawals, the estimated balance on the first anniversary of your account opening would be £1001.00.
This is for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account your individual circumstances. This illustration assumes that your account was opened on the first day of the month and there was no change to the expected profit rate throughout the period of this illustration.
|How do I open and manage my account?||
To open this account, you must be an adult aged eighteen years or over who is a parent, guardian or relative of the young person. The account can be opened independently or jointly with another adult. The child must be aged under 16 years to open the account.
The minimum deposit required to open this account is £20. There is no maximum balance restriction.
You can open this account:
You can manage your account:
If you need to contact us for any reason you can:
When the young person reaches age 16, we will write to inform them of the options available to either switch the Young Person’s Savings Account to an adult savings or current account, or they have the option to close this account.
|Can I withdraw money?||
Withdrawals can only be made by the Parent or Guardian on this account. However, once the young person reaches age fourteen (14), the adult has the option to grant the young person access to make withdrawals on the account, subject to a signed 'Conditional Access Letter' being completed and returned by the adult/guardian which needs to be signed by both the adult and the young person and returned to us together with a certified passport photograph of the young person. Certification should be carried out by the adult.
Funds can be withdrawn in any of the following ways:
As an Islamic Bank, we do not offer you interest on your funds. Instead, we undertake Sharia compliant activities with the intention of generating profit, which we then share with you.
The adult will be acting on behalf of the Young Person (acting as a trustee to the account) and the money in the account is held for and belongs to the child.
The treatment of your account for tax purposes will depend on your individual circumstances and you may need to pay tax on any profit that exceeds your Personal Savings Allowance. For more information please visit the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website at hmrc.gov.uk. The tax information provided is based on our understanding of current law and HMRC practice, both of which may change.
This Summary Box sets out key features of the savings account. For full details, please read the account terms and conditions.
Before you apply, please make sure you read the Summary Box and Terms and Conditions in full and print a copy for reference.