If you're looking for an account where you can put some money to one side for your child, the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) will really help. This account is exclusively available to Santander current account customers who open the account in trust for children under the age of 11.
Why choose the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust)
Our 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) offers an in-credit interest rate and allows you to control the account on behalf of your child.
Rewarding interest rates paying 3% AER/2.96% gross (variable) on balances from £300 up to a maximum of £2,000
An adaptable way to save for your child
You have complete control as the trustee on the account
24/7 access to the account for your child in branch, online, mobile banking and phone
You choose when to transfer into our 1|2|3 Mini Current Account and give your child control anytime after their 11th birthday.
The 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) is subject to availability. Please read full product details and terms & conditions before applying.
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1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) features:
Earn a competitive interest rate on the account balance:
|Interest rate||Account balance|
|1.00% AER/gross (variable)||£100+|
|2.00% AER/1.98% gross (variable)||£200+|
|3.00% AER/2.96% gross (variable)||From £300 to £2,000|
From 6 April 2016, interest is received gross, with no income tax deducted. Take a look at our information pages to learn more
This means that once there is £100 in the account you will start to earn interest and this is earned on the first £2,000 that is in the account.
Interest is calculated daily and paid into the account on the same day each month.
The flexibility to manage the account 24/7 through the trustees Online, mobile and telephone banking.
Your account journey
At account opening, you will receive:
An information pack to help you understand the features of the account.
Your new account number and sort code so you can set up any standing orders or payments into the account.
When the child reaches age 11 and until their 18th birthday:
You can come into any Santander branch and transfer the account to the 1|2|3 Mini Current Account, subject to the trust being removed, which means the account will then be in the child's name for them to operate. The account number and sort code will remain the same and any payments set up on the account will remain unaffected. Up to and including 5 April 2016, if, at the point of transfer the child is under 16 and the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) was registered to receive gross interest a new R85 will not be required. At the end of the tax year in which the child turns 16 a new R85 will need to be registered in order for receive gross interest. There will be no requirement to register for gross interest on or after 6 April 2016.
Once the account is transferred from the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) to the 1|2|3 Mini Current Account it cannot be transferred back.
Once the child reaches age 18:
Thereafter any money in this account can only be withdrawn and it will not be possible to transfer this account to an alternative account. Your child will be able to open their own adult bank account in their own name.
Children under 18 can only hold one account, which may be either the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) or the 1|2|3 Mini Current Account (but not one of each). If they already have either of these accounts and another application is made we will not accept it and we will tell the person who applied that an account already exists. Please see our 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust) factsheet for more information.
The mini account with grown-up features
The 123 Mini Current Account (in Trust) lets you keep track of your child's money in the same way you would with an adult account. This means that they, with your help, can check the account with a phone, tablet, computer or in person.
So log on with a device or computer to see what recent payments have been made into the account. Use a mobile to check the balance, and if you're near a branch, pop in and we'll help with any questions you or your child may have.
Receiving your statements
After May 2017, we'll be sending paper current account statements once every 3 months, unless you ask us to provide you with one monthly, or you require an alternative format such as Braille or large print.
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Everything you need to know before you apply
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General Terms & Conditions including Terms of Business
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Apply today if:
the account is opened in trust for a child under the age of 11
the child must be a UK resident
the trustee must be a UK resident aged 18 or over
the trustee must hold a Santander current account
To apply go into your local branch. An appointment may need to be booked. Find your nearest branch
Remember, you'll need to bring some proof of your name and address and ID for the child the account is being opened for.
There is a limit of 1 trustee and 1 child per account.