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Zero to Eighteen Account

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Product
Balance
Age Range
AER
Gross
 
Zero to Eighteen Account
£10 or more
Under 18 years
0.90%
0.90%
Product
Zero to Eighteen Account
Balance
£10 or more
Age Range
Under 18 years
AER
0.90%
Gross
0.90%
  • Open with just £10.00 and save up to £15,000.
  • Available to savers up to 18 years.
  • Available to new account holders and/or operators residing in postcodes LE, NG and DE and existing members residing in the United Kingdom.
  • A passbook will be issued when the account is opened
Summary Box
Account NameZero to Eighteen Account
What is the Interest Rate?
    • Interest is variable and the rate is currently 0.90% Gross/AER*.
    • Interest is calculated daily, paid annually on 31 December and is added to the account.
    • For a full list of our current interest rates click here.
Can the Loughborough Building Society change the Interest Rate?
    • We may change interest rates at any time.
    • For further information about why we may change the rate and how we will tell you about a change, please refer to section 7.4 of the Society’s General Terms and Conditions.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?
    • Based on the current interest rate, if you deposited £1,000 in this account, after 12 months you would have £1,009.
    • Please note that this projection is provided for illustration purposes only and assumes that no changes take place on the account after the initial deposit is made.
How do I open and manage my account?
    • To open an account you need to provide a completed application form, the minimum investment of £10.00 and proof of your identity and address. Where there is an ‘operator’ on the account, proof of their identity and address is also required.
    • Each account can only be for the benefit of one child.
    • Save up to £15,000.
    • Available to savers up to the age of 18 years.
    • Available to new account holders and/or operators residing in postcodes LE, NG and DE and existing members residing in the United Kingdom.
    • This account can be operated via branch and post.
    • A passbook will be issued when the account is opened.
Can I withdraw money?
    • Four withdrawals per calendar year are allowed without notice or penalty, subject to the Society’s normal daily limits which are: £500 cash or £99,999 cheque per day at any branch or agency office. Larger amounts of cash up to £2,000 and cheques over £99,999 require at least 24 hours’ notice.
    • Once four withdrawals have been made, no further withdrawals are allowed in that calendar year. Closure counts as one withdrawal.
    • The account may be closed, even if four withdrawals have been made, without penalty, upon death of the account holder.
    • A passbook must be presented when a withdrawal is requested.
Additional Information
    • The account can be operated by an adult (the ‘operator’) on behalf of the child however all monies invested belong to the child.
    • Interest is payable gross (no tax is deducted). However, you may be liable to pay tax depending on your income, for further details go to www.GOV.UK and search Personal Savings Allowance.
    • We will contact you before your 18th birthday to advise you of the options available to you. The account will be transferred to a holding account if we don’t hear from you by that time.
    • *Gross means the contractual rate of interest payable on which you may be liable to pay income tax at the prescribed rate. AER illustrates what the interest rate would be if it were paid and added each year.

Terms and Conditions

Before opening this account please read our General Terms and Conditions.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).  The FSCS can pay compensation to depositors if a building society is unable to meet its financial obligations.  It’s important that you read the FSCS Information Sheet. It provides basic information about the protection of your savings deposits.

Opening an account is easy and you can do that in any of our branches or by post.

Simply download, print and complete the application form.  Then return your completed form, necessary identification and opening cheque to your preferred branch or post it to Loughborough Building Society, 6 High Street, Loughborough LE11 2QB.

If opening an account in the name of a child aged 0-18 years, you will need the child’s birth certificate. Where the account is to be opened with an adult registered as the operator we will also need identification for the adult or each adult where more than one operator is registered. We also need to verify the identity of the person with parental responsibility (as shown on the birth certificate).

Cheques must be payable to the account holder.

For postal applications we will accept photocopy identification documents as long as they are certified by an appropriate person such as a solicitor, accountant, bank or building society official or other financial services approved person and we are provided with sufficient information to be able to contact that person.

You should read all the product information to ensure this account is right for you and also the Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet and our General Terms and Conditions.

Download an application form