Help your children learn to save and handle their money by opening their very own bank account. These skills are an important element of the economic “Standards of Learning” curriculum in our schools. Any school age child is eligible to open this account, and there are no minimum balance requirements or maintenance fees. Your child is encouraged to bring small deposits as often as they like.
Sign-up your school-aged child for the Treehouse Savings Club by clicking on the button below, or contact us for more information.
What Does The Child Receive?
- A piggy bank to encourage saving at home
- An old-fashioned passbook to keep records of their account
- Fun prizes for every 5 deposits made. Limit one prize per month per customer account.
- Newsletters and activity sheets to develop their interest; statements annually in May.
- A premium interest rate - see our rate sheet for details; after age 18 this account will convert to a Premium Savings Account. Fees may reduce earnings.
- The opportunity to save for something special and learn how to handle money
- Access to their money at any time since they are the owner of the account (a parent or other adult will be joint on the account)
- Visit our special web pages just for you! Lots of information and fun. Click here now to visit Just For Kids.
To open this account at any of our bank branches, please bring your child along with his or her ID (birth certificate, social security card, or photo ID) so you both can sign the signature card. The opening deposit needs to be at least $5.
Note: Limit one account per child.
Checkout our Treehouse Club mobile app - just for kids!
Available on the iOS App Store and the Android Google Play Store
Treehouse Savings Club Transaction Limitations (per Federal Regulation D): No more than six preauthorized or automatic transfers, telephone transfers, or transfers made by draft, debit card, or similar order payable to a third party may be made from a savings account to another account at the bank or to a third party in any calendar month. If you exceed, or attempt to exceed, these transfer limits, the excess transfer requests may be refused or reversed, a fee may be imposed on the excess transfer requests, and the bank may reclassify or close your account. However, there are no limits on the number of withdrawals paid directly to you when initiated in person, and no limit on the number of withdrawals paid directly to you when initiated by mail, telephone or messenger.
|About Our Children's Online Privacy
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed to give parents increased control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is used. The law applies to websites and services directed to, and which knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. Farmers & Merchants Bank's websites and online services are not directed to children under the age of 13, nor is information knowingly collected from them. For additional information on COPPA protections, link to the Federal Trade Commission's website at www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens. For further information, the Federal Government has created a Web site, Kidz Privacy, aimed at educating both parents and children about the dangers of the Internet and how to browse safely.