Volt Banking for Teens (13-18 Years Old)
Enjoy high-voltage bundled checking and savings accounts that allows teens to take charge of their money.
Building Smart Financial Habits
The Volt Account for Teens is designed to assist teenagers develop money management experience, while protecting them against fees. Personal finance requires practice — and what better way to practice smart financial habits than with a Teen Volt savings and checking account. Teens learn how to spend, save, transfer and manage their accounts from their mobile device.
We believe in financial literacy and offer periodic online and in-person educational courses throughout the year. There are many new and exciting experiences that come with a checking and savings account. We are proud to stand by our Volt members, offering education and support every step of the way.
Protection Against Overdraft & ATM Fees
Designed for members between the ages of 13 and 18, the Volt Account for teens has a special checking account fee structure that protects against costly fees (including overdraft and out of network ATM fees). Once teenagers reach the age of 19, they qualify for reduced fees until they age out at 25.
Develop smart financial habits with a Teen Volt checking account, free debit card, and no overdraft or ATM fees.
Watch your savings add up quickly by earning 3.00% APY on balances up to $1,000.
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Education is everything. In addition to empowering teenagers to save money with no fees and develop strong money management skills, we explain how Online Banking works. We walk them through how to best utilize our products and services, building smarter spending and saving financial habits.
MORE SAVINGS & EARNINGS:
- A savings account can add up quickly for members by earning 3.00% APY* on savings balances up to $1,000.
- No fees - we mean it. The Volt Teen Banking Checking account for members ages 13-18 is more than totally FREE checking. There are no overdraft fees or ATM fees. Really.
- At age 16, Volt members can apply for a Visa Rewards Card. This card will have a sensible credit limit and a low interest rate, and will let you start building up rewards points that never expire. But just so your parents aren't worried about it, we do require a co-signer until age 18.
- Send money to friends. Pay friends through the Arbor Financial mobile app. There's no need to download any other software or third-party app, we've got it all right there for you.
- Quick balances: Set up quick balances so you can see what's in your account without having to log in.
- Money transfers: Easily transfer funds into your teen's account.
- ATM Access: Your Volt Teen Banking debit card will let you use over 30,000 CO-OP ATMs anywhere, for free, across the nation. Locate a surcharge-free ATM today.
Periodically, we'll put on events in schools and here at Arbor Financial, designed to explain things like:
- How to manage savings & checking accounts
- The difference between debit and credit cards
- How to set SMART money goals
- What is a credit score and why it matters
- Budgeting basics
Plus, as a member, you'll eligible for our annual scholarship program. We are proud to award ten $2,000 scholarships to member high school students to improve their lives through higher education.
- With the Card Control App, members can decide when, where and how their debit cards are used in real-time.
- You can enjoy convenient features like turning your debit card on/off, receive instant transaction alerts, set card limit usage, and more!
Parents benefit, too.
The Volt savings account not only teaches your teen about financial responsibility, but offers a few perks for the parent or legal guardian as well:
- Easy transfers - Quickly transfer funds into your teen’s account; no more third party apps or having to shell out cash.
- Card protection -Turn the card on and off and designate usage.
- Monitor account balance -Set up quick balances to check the savings account balance without logging in.
The Volt Teen Credit Card
At 16, Volt members can qualify for a Visa Rewards Credit Card - starting with a credit limit up to $1,000 and low interest rates. Volt members can build up their credit and earn reward points that never expire. *Note: parents are required to co-sign on the account for anyone under 18.
There are numerous benefits to building credit early and mastering the functional difference between a credit and debit card.
Here are some tips and tricks for beginner credit card users:
- Pay your bill before it’s due so you don’t incur interest charges.
- Use your credit card to cover minor emergencies (make your monthly payments on time if you can’t pay it off in full).
- Don’t go too crazy. If you don’t use your credit card correctly, you can get in trouble with your account (which isn’t a good way to start your credit foundation).
- Remember, with a credit card, you borrow against your remaining balance and repay it. With a debit card, you pay with the cash immediately in your account. Different cards fit different needs. Practice making smart financial decisions.
Financial Resources for Teens & Young Adults
Utilize our savings goal calculator to calculate how close you are to achieving your financial goals.
Teen Banking FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our Volt Teen Checking & Savings Account.
*Annual Percentage Yield (APY). The rate of 3.00% APY applies to balances up to $1,000 on Volt Teen Banking Savings accounts. Balances above $1,000 will receive the regular savings rate. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Account approval may be based on factors such as a qualified parent, teen’s age, and verification of income.
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